The “World Egg Day 2018” was celebrated all over the world on October 12th: Forlì, the capital of Italian aviculture, also did it with initiatives that involved both the general public and the catering world in city.
Established at the 1996 Vienna Conference, the World Egg Day aims to raise awareness about the benefits of eggs and their importance in the human nutrition. The 2018 celebrations included a wide range of festivals, activities, charity events and regional campaigns, which took place all over the world on the same date.
"Fiera di Forlì is in the forefront to play the role of Italian leader of this international event - Gianluca Bagnara, president of the Fair and Assoavi, the Association of Italian Poultry Breeders said - and to promote awareness in the city that the aviculture and FierAvicola- the International Poultry Fair are a heritage of this territory, a resource that must be defended and safeguarded for the good of our entire community".
The Italian production of eggs, some 810 thousand tons of product, stands at 13 billion eggs and is worth about one billion euros for the sole agricultural part, while sales turnover for processing of the finished product adds another billion and a half of the value to the chain. Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Veneto are the three regions that, by themselves, today cover in Italy almost half of the national production of eggs.
Eggs are one of the highest quality protein sources in nature, at a very affordable price, and contain many of the key ingredients for the family nutrition all around the world. The proteins contained in the eggs are very important in the development of the brain and muscles, they play a key role in the prevention of diseases and contribute to the general well-being of the people.