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According to the definition by FAO, food models that have a low environmental impact, contribute to the security of food, and promote a healthy lifestyle for the current and future generations are sustainable.

A sustainable diet respects biodiversity and ecosystems, is culturally acceptable and accessible, economically sustainable, apt nutritionally and contributes to the optimization of natural and human resources. In other words, a sustainable diet mustn’t generate long-term negative effects to one’s health, the environment, society, and the economy. Characteristics that the Mediterranean diet posses, having been recognized as one of the most sustainable food models on numerous occasions

mipaaf createsMeddiet - The portal of the Mediterranean Diet "is a project of the University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza, made with ccontribution of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies - Ministerial Decree n. 93824 of 30 December 2014 and updated in 2018 in collaboration with CREA - Food and nutrition research center.

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