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Title: The Mediterranean Diet as an Intangible and Sustainable Food Culture
Authors: Serra-Majem, Lluís 
Medina, F. Xavier
UNESCO Clasification: 3206 Ciencias de la nutrición
Keywords: Culture
Mediterranean Diet
Scientific And Cultural Organization (Unesco), et al
Issue Date: 2014
Journal: The Mediterranean Diet: An Evidence-Based Approach
Abstract: The recent recognition in 2010 of the Mediterranean diet (MD) as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was the result of an international process coordinated from Spain by the Mediterranean Diet Foundation. This recognition, with the consequent increased visibility and acceptance of the MD around the world, along with better and more scientific evidence regarding its benefits and effects on longevity, quality of life, and disease prevention, make this dietary pattern experience an unprecedented historical moment. This is a favorable situation that could possibly enable better knowledge of the MD worldwide, also translating into a reduced environmental impact by the production and transportation of food resources throughout the Mediterranean area. To this end, the MD should be seen for what it is: an extremely healthy and environmentally sustainable food model, as well as a cultural heritage that confers identity and belonging. This cultural heritage should be preserved and promoted from different areas of the health, agricultural, cultural, political, and economic agenda.
ISBN: 9780124079427
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-407849-9.00004-X
Source: The Mediterranean Diet: An Evidence-Based Approach [EISSN ], p. 37-46, (Enero 2015)
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