Many forty-fifty remember with nostalgia when they were kids and the heydays of the grandmothers: vegetables, vegetables, legumes and fruits were less beautiful aesthetically, but much tastier and full of vitamins. There was less food availability, but what you ate was delicious; There were no pesticides, preservatives, greenhouses and various pollutants now well known. The car was a luxury, we moved a lot more walking and cycling and was slimmer and fitter than today. The planet was still pristine and water, air and food were not contaminated by external agents. There was little and it was much more happy and smiling than generations born afterward and used to consumerism.
The lifestyle that echoes in memory and that many regret well matches the current guidelines of the most important organizations in the field of nutrition, engaged in awareness-raising campaigns aimed at preventing the most serious diseases of our century, including cancers, heart disease, diabetes.
Our bodies, as we teach since the early years of school, is composed primarily of water: and it is thanks to this that within each of us are fundamental chemical reactions in the body. The water works in synergy with the various substances that we recruit, acting as a solvent for most nutrients (minerals, water soluble vitamins, amino acids, glucose, etc.) and playing a key role in the uptake, transport and use of nutrients. Water is indispensable for the purpose of conducting all physiological processes and biochemical reactions that occur in our bodies: the cells that make up the human being, and that according to science are about 37,000 billion work due to the water.
The municipalities shall endeavour to distribute water quality, providing constant controls and analyses; Unfortunately the chemical fertilizers and pesticides, always different and increasingly powerful, used in agriculture for over 70 years are still placed in mercilessly, leaving out other contaminants considered most dangerous. With the constant rains over the past decades, these poisons have reached the deeper aquifers .
For the first time in our country, thanks to an exclusive agreement between Coop and the companies that manage the water service in each individual territory and represented nationally by Federutility, consumers can find information signs Coop sales points with description of the main parameters of tap water: the aim is to promote a sustainable water by eliminating or reducing , through behaviour aware, unnecessary waste and paying attention to organoleptic properties of the resource and environmental aspects arising therefrom.
To produce a 1.5 litre PLASTIC BOTTLE using 70 cl. of water and 80 g of oil..
Releasing into the atmosphere:
But that’s not all: it has consequences for our planet produce this bottle? Seen that produce hundreds of billions annually. This is compounded by the fact that us citizens have to pay to dispose of more than 6 billion plastic bottles (source: the world upside down). Need say more?
Exhibit sign in supermarkets Coop
Day after day the media spreading alarming news about the health of our planet. And who is the guilty one, if not the man? water, air and food have reached levels of alteration is no longer tolerable: it is imperative for all of us, right now, protect our planet already severely disfigured.
For the first time in our country, thanks to an agreement between Coop and the companies that manage the water service in each territory, represented nationally by Federutility consumers will find in stores Coop, information boards describing the main measures of tap water. objective: to promote sustainable water use through eliminating or reducing behaviors aware, unnecessary waste, paying attention to organoleptic properties of the resource and environmental aspects arising therefrom. Mineralacque Coop also denounced for false advertising which, through an advertising campaign, said “more than drinking bottled water”. Of course, not being the mineral water, healthier water for various reasons of our faucets, Mineralacque lost due to undergoing judicial consequences.
Just think about when we are preparing a good risotto: we bring about one liter of water or broth to a boil, pour in the rice and start cooking it.
Once the cooking time has concluded, we put the rice into plates and season it with a delicious sauce. And here is where a question comes spontaneously to mind: where did the liter of boiled water or broth go? In the risotto, about half a cup is left over: and it is in that half cup that all the possible pollutants in the water have concentrated. Because anything that evaporates over the course of cooking is distilled water, very pure; the contaminants, however, do not evaporate.
Actually, according to the A.I.R.C., it would be best not to boil foods: boiling worsens the situation because it causes a part of the water to evaporate, increasing the concentration of nitrates.
What does this teach us? It teaches us that when we drink and cook we cannot use water unless it is of the utmost quality.
Cosa ci insegna questo? Ci insegna che quando beviamo e cuciniamo non possiamo permetterci di ingerire acqua che non sia di eccellente qualità.
For almost all bottled mineral water the producer states: “store in a cool, dry place, protected from light and heat sources.” Nothing could make less sense, since bottles of mineral water are stored under light and heat sources (like the lighting and heating systems in warehouses and supermarkets) every day.
If the bottles are not stored as instructed, the ideal conditions arise for the possible formation of fungi and bacteria inside of the bottles. Furthermore, the bottle’s plastic can release chemical contaminants that are hazardous to human health. The last apostille of the Decree dated 29/12/2003 by the Ministry of Health (Link: Legge acque minerali) reads as follows: “Respect of the maximum limits must be controlled at the time of bottling or any other packaging destined for the final consumer.” Therefore the producer is not responsible for delivery of the product, which may be completed after an extensive time interval in respect to bottling, and perhaps after many hours of travel by truck, under the blazing sun, from the Maritime Alps of Piedmont to Palermo. To this is also added the fact that there is a strong suspicion that the law is strongly in favor of the multinational mineral water companies. Does that statement “store in a cool, dry place, protected from light and heat sources” really have any meaning? The most worrisome aspect is that different types of mineral water, if analyzed according to the parameters for potable water, would result as being unfit for human consumption: according to Italian law the parameters applicable to bottled water may be several times higher than those for potable water coming from our taps (in this regard, consult Legislative Decree 02-02-2001 no. 31 pertinent to potable water at the following (Link: Legge acque potabili).
According to Italian law it is optional to mark the bottles with a bottling date; almost all of the multinational mineral water producers mark them with only their expiration dates. So how can the consumer know the bottling date? Was the mineral water the consumer is holding bottled 5 years ago
Our planet is 70% covered by seawater. Without this resource humanity probably would not even exist. Furthermore, “the human body is composed of approximately 37 thousand billion cells, which live, die and regenerate constantly thanks to water”.
In the world about 150 billion plastic bottles are produced every year, of which 20% wind up in the oceans, with a decomposition time that is estimated at around 5 centuries. These bottles come primarily from dry land, ships, oil rigs or they reach the oceans through rivers and seas, all of which is very dangerous: plastic, over the passage of time, breaks down into a very fine toxic pulp, in a measurement similar to plankton, which serves as food for many marine species, causing their premature death.
There are many other issues that also deserve reflection, like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the “island of garbage” along the coast of California: it is not clear how large this accumulation of floating garbage really is, but it seems at least three times as big as the Iberian Peninsula, or according to some sources, even 100 million square kilometers, an area as vast as the United States..
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is approximately 10 meters deep on its surface, and is almost entirely composed of plastic, while the bottom of the mass is about 1 meter thick and made up of garbage that does not float, causing the total destruction of marine life every time it passes with the ocean currents
The most important international experts for decades have been trying to combat this monstrosity, without any real results as of today. Unfortunately, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is not the only one: many other examples like this one, both large and small, are adrift in the oceans. Our Mediterranean is in the same situation, if not even worse, with the difference being that in this case “garbage islands” do not form, because this body of water is not subjected to strong currents.
We have reached a crossroads: we must immediately reverse the destructive trend against our planet… it may actually be too late! A first step in this direction was taken last December in Paris, but it was not enough!
Aqurex has decided to provide proven data against the powerful multinational mineral water companies, and that’s not all. One could think that this is just another case of in-fighting among competitors to try and sell their own products, but the data presented in this publication all come from unequivocal sources that can be verified through the included links. Because we hold a deep belief in the idea that facts and absolute truths must never be omitted, but instead driven with tenacity in order to protect everyone.
Aqurex recommends: how to cook pasta.
When the water boils, put in the pasta, stir, cover the pot and turn off the gas. Drain the pasta after the cooking time on the pasta package.
Try it- you will be pleasantly surprised!
Just imagine… If all Italians cooked their pasta like this.
So much healthier and delicious, without ever having to boil it!
So much energy savings!