The Anniversary was commemorated by our partner Mediterranean Diet Foundation along with the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports.
On November 16th, the X anniversary of the Declaration of the Mediterranean Diet as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO was celebrated. A date that was commemorated by the MD.net partner Mediterranean Diet Foundation, along with the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports, where the Interreg Med MD.net project was present.
The Prado Museum Auditorium hosted this event whose main objetive has been to communicate the values represented by the Mediterranean Diet, internationally recognized as the healthiest, the most sustainable and part of our Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The Minster of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas highlighted in his speech the importance of “our products as well as the activity of our farmers, ranchers and fishermen in the Mediterranean Diet, since they provide the backbone that constitutes the origin of our civilization. The Mediterranean Diet is history and tradition, a legacy that passes from generation to generation. In this sense the Minister of Culture has expressed the need to preserve this lifestyle for the future in order to “be able to savour, share, defend and increase our happiness, our quality of life as citizens and guide ourselves towards a more healthy and sustainable world.