Table of Contents - December 2011 - Volume 14, Special Issue 12A (Selected Conference Proceedings of the VIIIth Barcelona International Congress on the Mediterranean Diet, Barcelona, Spain, 24–25th March 2010)
a1 Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy
a2 Forum on Mediterranean Food Cultures, Via Giovanni da Castel Bolognese 89, 00153 Rome, Italy
Objective To present the Mediterranean diet as an example of a sustainable diet, in which nutrition, biodiversity, local food production, culture and sustainability are strongly interconnected.
Design Review of notions and activities contributing towards the acknowledgement of the Mediterranean diet as a sustainable diet.
Setting The Mediterranean region and its populations.
Subjects Mediterranean populations.
Results and conclusions The acknowledgement of the Mediterranean diet as a sustainable diet needs the development of new cross-cutting intersectoral case studies to demonstrate further the synergies among nutrition, biodiversity and sustainability as expressed by the Mediterranean diet for the benefit of present and future generations.
(Received May 13 2011)
(Accepted August 12 2011)