THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET AS AN IMMATERIAL PATRIMONY OF HUMANITY

//THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET AS AN IMMATERIAL PATRIMONY OF HUMANITY

THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET AS AN IMMATERIAL PATRIMONY OF HUMANITY

“The Mediterranean Diet as an Immaterial Patrimony of Humanity represents a unique possibility to generate wealth in the rural world, with regard both to food and production. This important award allows us to claim the Mediterranean lifestyle, that marvellous example of natural and cultural contamination, as a world-class excellence. The UNESCO award will undoubtedly bring new energy to this sector of the economy by giving extra value to the products of the Mediterranean and by stimulating the transmission of knowledge of how to obtain, cook and share them. Connections to the territory could also be reinforced by implementing sustainable growth and the preservation of rural areas and the countryside, thus preventing the abandonment of the countryside and aiding the social tissue of the agricultural populations. It would also allow producers to offer their clients all over the world those high quality products that they desire, with the guarantee of their health benefits. Beyond our national confines we can speak of the “Mediterranean Diet”, which for centuries has been the common denominator for all the countries on the edges of the Mediterranean. Such a model, in the correct proportions, opens the way to a healthy life, which can be exported and offered to consumers not only of the Mediterranean area, but also of other continents.”

2018-01-04T12:53:26+00:00 10 February 2014|Network Believes|