The annual food fair held at the Incheba expo centre in Bratislava each year chooses a Natural Food of the Year (Biopotravina roka 2010) from among foods that are not chemically treated or processed. The winner this year is BIOMILA naturally dried apples produced by Ekotrend Myjava. Second place went to BIOHOPE cookies with chocolate and third place was taken by Tatra mountain natural, half-fat milk (Tatranské horské bio mlieko polotučné). There were eight Slovak food products competing for this award and the winners were chosen by consumers. Two-thirds of the votes came via the internet (www.biopotravinaroka.sk/info), while the remaining third could be cast in selected natural food shops and directly at the fair.
The sixth year of the polling for the best natural food product was organised by the Centre of Environmental Activities in Trenčín with the goal in mind to promote Slovak natural food products and high-quality agricultural production. The organisers said that with their votes, Slovaks were also saying yes to high-quality domestic products, to the welfare of animals, and to environmental protection as well as supporting a fit population.
The BIOSTYL fair takes place every year in September, together with the ESOTERIKA fair, and it is focused on wholesome food, environmental protection and healthy lifestyles. It strives to promote environmentally-friendly agriculture that is better for people, farm animals, nature and for the whole country, and which – unlike the industrial agriculture – is sustainable in the long term, the organisers stated.
8. Nov 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská