The Vincenzo Agnesi Foundation deals with Pasta Foods promoting research into their historical, alimentary-dietetic, qualitative-nutritional, qualitative-production aspects. The Foundation promotes this typical Italian product as “food for the world”. The Foundation is an independent non-profit corporation, which has no connection with any food or pasta company.

Aim of the foundation

The main purpose of the Foundation is “promoting the knowledge and development of Italian pasta in the world”. The National Museum of Pasta was set up with this aim.

Its most innovative and demanding objective is “to make a contribution towards solving, or at least alleviating, the still unsolved problem of denutrition in the world through a correct and balanced use of this typical Italian product”.

In this regard, the Board of the Foundation has simple but very clear ideas. In fact it intends, together with the essential participation of the most important political-institutional authorities, to start the executive phase as soon as possible.

The Board has planned concrete methods of help, whilst respecting the dignity of those peoples who need food for their survival, or those (such as Albanian, Eastern Europe and African peoples) who have to face the spectre of economic and, consequently, food poverty. The idea is to try and solve or alleviate their economical food needs respecting the correct relationship between man and man, between rich and poor people.

Why Choose the Foundation

The promoters had no hesitation in choosing the juridical means of the Foundation in order to hand down not only these economic contents, which represent the power of ideas constantly put into practice, but also in order to open up an arduous, but possible, new scenario of scientific knowledge, strongly linked to human culture.

A proper reflection on the deepest meaning of jurisprudence and law obliges us to foresee the need for a shrewd intervention in the field of big industry, to avoid any wastage of capital as a consequence of a wrong perception of reality because of mechanisms tied to alienating ideologies.

This would mean losing contact with concrete reality, the experience of which yields useful opportunities, which may give rise to a humanly productive new activity in a global sense, both as regards its returns and as regards the values involved.

Having been granted with the juridical acknowledgement, the Foundation consists of the activation of a juridically and financially independent Universitas, able to outlive the people who founded it. Moreover, this institution cannot be purchased by any national or international financial powers. Its nature cannot be compromised even by its own promoters. Recently many renowned jurists have expressed favourable opinions on these institutions which are an intermediate between the individual and the State. The vocational aspect of the Foundation is the right answer to the principal human need: the food problem.

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