In survey results that are likely to surprise, well, no one, 73% or approximately three out of four Italians indicated that they have come across faux Made in Italy specialty products or traditional recipes botched beyond repair when traveling abroad. Conducted by Coldiretti — Italy’s primary organization representing farmers and agricultural entre...

The global turnover of fake 'Italian' food products has risen to an annual 120 billion euros, Coldiretti farmers group said Monday. "Due to the continued rise of Italian sounding brands, over two-thirds of 'Italian' food products in the world are now fake," it said, adding that the Ukraine war's impact on world trade had exacerbated the situation.A...

Good news for Made in Italy: Parmigiano Reggiano has won its legal battle against Kraft. In Ecuador Kraft will not be allowed to use the wording Parmesan Cheese. According to the local office that deals with intellectual property rights, Kraft cannot register the trademark Kraft Parmesan Cheese because it has too many similarities with the protecte...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is the home of our country's foreign policy. This glorious and historical Italian institution is in charge of the relations with other countries, with Italians around the world, and it is here that people are selected and strategies are decided to then represent Italy abroad, in the vari...

Italy is to step up the fight against Italian sounding food fakes, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio told the AGM of food federation Federalimentare in a videolink with the Cibus fair on Tuesday. The government's plan for the extraordinary promotion of Italian products this year "envisages action to defend brands and quality and origin certifications...

Italian restaurants abroad are not always the happy oasis one hopes to find. The causes of some disappointing experiences are attributable to the cuisine, but also to the choice of products, which are often presented as Italian when they are not. After all, outside Italy there are as many as 90 thousand restaurants, pizzerias and pastry shops, offi...

Stronger than counterfeiting, stronger than duties, Grana Padano PDO cheese is confirmed as the most consumed PDO product in the world. And its production continues to grow. This year up to 5,182,585 wheels were produced with an estimated increase of +5.06% (149,297 more wheels compared to 2018) by the end of 2019.  Exports, with over 2 million whe...

Italian exports to the United States are growing, but we can do better, really much better. It's one of our goals here at We the Italians, to help Italian products arrive and be bought by Americans, not just those of Italian heritage, who are obviously the first ambassadors of Made in Italy. Food is for sure the first sector we think about: Italy i...

Federalimentare, the Italian Food & Drink Industry Federation, which represents the second manufacturing sector in Italy, with 13 national branch Associations, continues its commitment in the fight against Italian Sounding. For last exhibitions ANUGA 2019, in collaboration with the Association "Italian Sounding”, Federalimentare seted up a desk nam...

Over the years, I have sometimes published interviews in which I do not completely agree with some of the answers. These interviews are among the ones I like most, because feeding the debate, helping to reflect and listening to different opinions is one of the most beautiful things that can be done by those who inform and communicate, in full respe...