In 2010, Unesco awarded this equilibrium recognizing the Mediterranean Diet as a nonmaterial cultural heritage of Humanity, defining it as “a gathering of competences, knowledge, practices and traditions that go from the landscape to the table, including cultivations, harvesting, fishing, conservation, transformation, preparation and, most importantly, the consumption of the food”.
A beautiful but wide definition that finds very different applications and variations in a dynamic worldwide political geography that seems to put in risk the food security of mankind and therefore the survival of the Mediterranean diet. Protein and fiber consumed in the correct portions, find a very important space in the food model of the Mediterranean diet for their essential nutritional contribution. But, in order for the Mediterranean diet to be long lasting, there needs to be an equilibrium in the other nutritional ingredients. A message passed by the Environmental Hourglass which graphically represents the environmental impact generated by the Mediterranean diet and through which we can draw the sustainability of the actions both of who consumes and who produces, transforms and distributes animal and vegetable foods.
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