Food, we know, will be the main topic of Expo Milan 2015. But what we’ll eat at Expo? The “Food and Beverage Guide” of Expo for the participants give us some informations about the policy about it. The main keyword is “be local”.
Even if most of the places in Expo 2015 will offer their own most typical food and beverage, they are requested to avail of seasonally appropriate ingredients whenever they are selecting fruits, vegetables, meat or fish. Plus they will be obliged to supply themselves with local organic farming to reduce the environmental impact of F&B production by eliminating synthetic herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers whose manufacture, use and disposal are harmful to individuals and to the ecosystem.
The Guidelines on Green Procurement recommend that Participants source between 15% and 40% of their ingredients from organic producers, depending on the type of goods:
• Vegetables 40%;
• Fruit 40%;
• Meat 15%;
• Fish and seafood (including farmed fish) 20%;
In the next tables you can find the calendar of seasonal ingredients in Italy during the six months of the Expo is
set out below, with sections for fruits and vegetables, meat and fish. The list is indicative and should not be considered exhaustive.