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Development of voluntary guidelines for the sustainability of the Mediterranean diet in the Mediterranean region

Published in 2017 by

Type of document: Scientific, technical, research

Despite its many health and nutritional value, adherence to the Mediterranean diet is becoming less evident in the Mediterranean area. This has undesirable impacts not only on health but also on the social, cultural, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability.
These voluntary guidelines describe the elements of action needed in order to assess the sustainability of the Mediterranean diet.

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Objectives • To produce a discussion paper on the development of voluntary guidelines for the sustainability of the Mediterranean diet in the Mediterranean region, as a contribution to the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme core initiative “Sustainable Diets in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems”. • To finalize a proposal for the development of a 10YFP–SFSP core initiative for a Mediterranean Multistakeholder Platform on Sustainable Food Systems.