20 Mar 2015

EXPO 2015: THE BCFN PRESENTS THE MILAN PROTOCOL TO THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE MAURIZIO MARTINA

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) presented the Milan Protocol, to the Italian Minister of agriculture, food and forestry policies. The Milan Protocol, promoted by the BCFN Foundation, aims at making the Government and public Institutions aware of the necessity to sign an agreement on nutrition on the occasion of EXPO 2015.



 The draft of the Protocol is composed by eight articles and will be completed thanks to the contributions of the civil society which can be submitted through the dedicated website www.milanprotocol.com, www.protocollodimilano.it.
“The proposals included in the Milan Protocol are crucial to take the global nutrition challenge of the future and, heading to EXPO 2015, Italy can play an essential role in this.” – stated Maurizio Martina. “For this reason, I am sure that, starting from the coming weeks, it will be possible to promote a great team work between institutions, companies, associations and citizens in order to stress the importance of our challenge: finding possible and concrete solutions to make healthy, reliable and sufficient food available to all.”
The Milan Protocol has three macro goals: the reduction by 50% within 2010 of the shocking figure of 1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted in the world, through campaigns addressed to raising awareness about the issue and long term agreements that involve the entire food chain, starting with agriculture; the introduction of agricultural reforms and the fight against financial speculation, with limits imposed on the use of biofuels derived from food products; the fight against obesity, by drawing attention to the importance of food education right from childhood and the promotion of healthy lifestyles, following in the footsteps of Michelle Obama in the US.
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