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Wednesday, 1 April

arte, 4.45 a.m

Fruit without poison
When nature replaces chemistry

Apples and wine are among the foods that use the most pesticides. But there is another way. Klaus Rummel from Nußdorf in the Palatinate sees the future of viticulture in new varieties. At his own risk, he has been breeding fungus-resistant vines for thirty years. Now he may have achieved a breakthrough. With a variety that produces many grapes, he has made a fruity white wine. Nevertheless, he continues to breed.

Wednesday, 1 April

3sat, 11.00 a.m

In the shadow of the volcanoes
Etna - Living with the Lava

Mount Etna is Europe's largest non-submerged volcano. It rises 3000 metres out of the sea and is the most famous landmark of the Sicilian east coast. The slopes of Etna are among the most fertile in all of Italy, thanks to constant ash rains. That is why the inhabitants of Catania also accept the danger and grow the best oranges and excellent wine there. "A volcano that smokes does not explode," they say.