“While we cannot stop the continuing evolution of the planet, we have the moral duty to suggest orientations and make proposals so that we can interact in a responsible manner with it”.
We live in an era of tremendous change. What the future holds is uncertain, scenarios change rapidly and the present is laden with contradictions and disparities. For example, today nearly one billion people in the worldsuffer from hunger in contrast to the same number of people who are overweight or obese. This is why we feel it is our duty to get involved in the debate on issues related to food and nutrition and to make a contribution by responding to the challenges and emergencies we face today through offering concrete and feasible recommendations.
In analyzing the broad range of themes we have taken to date and will take on in the future, we are convinced that a multi-disciplinary approach can increase knowledge and awareness of these priorities, while at the same time helping to provide answers and solutions.
This is why our approach brings together the economic, social, environmental, and scientific spheres of the various themes examined. Similarly, we are not fazed by varied points-of-view, expertise, and opinions. On the contrary, we see them as a valuable resource to be safeguarded and capitalized upon within a context of open debate, which we encourage on a continuous basis.
We are convinced that the urgent issues regarding food and nutrition must be priorities in the agendas of opinion leaders and decision makers across our World. Therefore, we will continue to help the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition play an increasingly important role as an information resource and bridge between both science and research as well as political decisions and governmental action.
Our goal is to create an open dialogue and foster widespread well-being among the world’s population, while remaining committed to facing the challenges of the future to promote change.