Italy Leads Way With 'Green' Goods

Italians have a lot to crow about today: a brilliant last minute victory over Germany in yesterday's World Cup match and recent news that the country leads the European Union in the number of companies making goods that qualify for the EU "Eco-label." The daisy symbol label is granted to products that pass Eco-label environmental impact tests and is placed on products ranging from cleansers to appliances. Ninety-two of the 309 European companies that passed the test are Italian, followed by Denmark with 53, France with 48 and Spain with 21. The country that gave birth to the "slow food" movement often associated with sustainable agriculture, also produces more organic crops than any other country in the 25-nation bloc, according to the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements. Via: Hugg