It is a deal between agriculture and chemistry, local and global markets, environmental and production interests. An agreement, not a compromise, because the challenge of Matrìca, the joint venture between Versalis (ENI group) and Novamont (a bioplastics market leader) reverses the perspective of most post-war industrialization (more jobs, less environmental and landscape protection) by fostering an opposing line of reasoning: identifying a supply chain that takes into consideration the ecosystem, a rationale where – like in nature – each party benefits from interaction. In economic terms, this is called a win-win approach.   Silybum marianum, Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé, Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany  ...