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The Mediterranean Diet by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 4

The Mediterranean Diet as an Intangible and Sustainable Food Culture

Lluís Serra-Majem, MD, PhD1 lserra@dcc.ulpgc.es lserra@gmail.com; F. Xavier Medina2 fxmedina@uoc.edu fxmedina@gmail.com    1 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and International Foundation of Mediterranean Diet, London, UK.2 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

The recent recognition in 2010 of the Mediterranean diet (MD) as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was the result of an international process coordinated from Spain by the Mediterranean Diet Foundation. This recognition, with the consequent increased visibility ...

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