DIET PROPOSED FOR WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

Spain, Italy, Greece and Morocco have asked the UN Organisation for Education, Science and Culture – Unesco – to declare the so-called Mediterranean Diet a Non-material World Heritage. The final document, drawn up by the Mediterranean Diet Foundation, was presented to Unesco in Paris last week. The Mediterranean Diet is a set of practices, skills and knowledge developed by the Mediterranean peoples over the centuries which has contributed enormously to their longevity. Unesco is expected to hand down its verdict early next year.

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