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Food & Migration : Understanding the Geopolitical Nexus in the Euro-Mediterranean

January 1, 2018

MacroGeo in collaboration with BCFN Foundation has conducted an analysis of the geopolitical impact of migration and food in the Euro-Mediterranean area, whose results are comprised in this report on "Food and Migration". This study experimentally combines geopolitical analysis (resources, ows, migratory routes) and the analysis of food and nutrition, through a series of different and heterogeneous essays.A french version is also available online.

Food and Agriculture; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Fixing Food : The Mediterranean Region

December 1, 2017

This report investigates food sustainability issues in the Mediterranean in the context of the various social, economic and environmental challenges confronting the region. As a framework, it uses the three pillars—sustainable agriculture, nutritional challenges, and food loss and waste—of the Food Sustainability Index (FSI), developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN). Refer to their earlier report, Fixing Food: towards a more sustainable food system, for a detailed explanation of the index and its composition.Its french version is also available online.

Food and Agriculture

Fixing Food : Towards a More Sustainable Food System

October 1, 2016

Fixing Food is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on food system sustainability globally, spanning agriculture, nutrition, and food loss and waste. It draws on an interview programme with experts from the academic, public and private sectors and is published alongside the Food Sustainability Index (FSI), a quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model, which ranks 25 countries according to their food system sustainability. The project was developed with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN).

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Double Pyramid 2016 : A More Sustainable Future Depends on Us

January 1, 2016

The Double Pyramid is the synthesis of the relationship between food and environment which BCFN (Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition) has been analysing, with a multi-disciplinary approach, since 2009. The idea of constructing the environmental pyramid as the upside-down image of the classic food pyramid has succeeded in effectively conveying the message that the most healthy foods are also those that are most consistent with an environmentally sustainable ethic.As is the case every year, the report dedicated to the Double Pyramid aims to combine scientific rigour and dissemination in order to reach the broadest audience possible, made up of people who make important choices everyday, for both themselves and for future generations, in terms of the foods that they eat.The BCFN research group, which has contributed to the creation of this volume, hopes for a collaboration between both public and private entities in order to help build a more just, equal, and sustainable world.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; Health

Eating Planet : Food and Sustainability : Building our Future

January 1, 2016

This document presents the book 'Eating Planet' new edition, which is a collection of the most recent developments of the debate and research on the four large areas characterizing Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition's approach: "Food for All", "Food for Sustainable Growth", "Food for Health", "Food for Culture", with the contribution of a network of prestigious experts and opinion leaders: Pavan Sukhdev, Gianfranco Bologna, Barbara Buchner, Paolo De Castro, Danielle Nierenberg, Paul Roberts, Carlo Petrini, Riccardo Valentini, Hans R. Herren, Tony Allan, Ricardo Uauy, Sara Farnetti and Camillo Ricordi, Gabriele Riccardi, Marion Nestle, Aviva Must, Alexandre Kalache, Shimon Peres, Jamie Oliver, Ellen Gustafson, Michael Heasman, Vandana Shiva.Eating Planet also suggests the priority initiatives that decision makers, economic players and citizens should implement in the various fields involved. It furthermore contains the Milan Protocol and Youth Manifesto's action platforms, elaborated within BCFN's action plans and to turn universal Expo 2015's ideas into action.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Food, People & Planet 2015 : Sharing Responsibilities For A More Sustainable Tomorrow

October 23, 2015

With the help of the BCFN (Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition) Alumni – 100 young thought leaders from 20 countries representing five continents – the BCFN drafted the Youth Manifesto on Food, People and the Planet. The document offers concrete proposals to make our planet more sustainable, not just general principles. It was the result of intense workshops in which the young pictured how they could change the world by interpreting seven key roles for the food system: policymakers, farmers, activists, educators, the food industry, journalists and researchers. The Manifesto was delivered to the United Nations, the European Union, the Italian government and to several other countries participating in the Milan Universal Exhibition.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Sustainable Diets : Good For You, Good For The Environment

January 1, 2014

The concept of a 'sustainable diet' encompasses an intricate web of nutritional, economic, environmental, social and cultural issues that concern the whole supply chain, where farmers and consumers only represent two pieces of the puzzle. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), sustainable diets are "those diets with low environmental impacts which contribute to food and nutrition security and to healthy life for present and future generations. Sustainable diets are protective and respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems, culturally acceptable, accessible, economically fair and affordable; nutritionally adequate, safe and healthy; while optimizing natural and human resources." 1 Food production and consumption models have a massive impact not only on health and the environment, but also on the socio-economic system as a whole. Therefore, sustainable diets are a strong foundation for a viable economy, which the European Union institutions and Member States should strive to achieve through a pan-European strategy. The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) wishes to share its contribution to this possible strategy by providing an optimum model to achieve sustainability goals: the Food and Environmental Double Pyramid, a cornerstone for a greener and healthier economy in Europe. 

Food and Agriculture

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