Eating Planet

Food and Sustainability: Building our Future

anche formato cartaceo
uscita: febbraio 2016
numero pagine edizione cartacea: 304
ISBN: 9788866271956
formato: ePub, Kindle

Published for the first time in 2012, Eating Planet illustrates Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition’s suggestions to win the sustainability challenge facing the global agribusiness system. It is a complex scenario characterised by three paradoxes – food waste, coexistence of malnutrition and obesity and distortion of resource use – that must be urgently addressed.

Written with the contributions of a panel of world-renowned experts – Pavan Sukhdev, Gianfranco Bologna, Barbara Buchner, Paolo De Castro, Danielle Nierenberg, Paul Roberts, Carlo Petrini, Riccardo Valentini, Hans R. Herren, Tony Allan, Ricardo Uauy, Sara Farnetti and Camillo Ricordi, Gabriele Riccardi, Marion Nestle, Aviva Must, Alexandre Kalache, Shimon Peres, Jamie Oliver, Ellen Gustafson, Michael Heasman, Vandana Shiva – of members of the BCFN Advisory Board and young researchers of the BCFN, Eating Planet illustrates the most recent developments in food and nutrition debate and research.

Moreover, this new edition of Eating Planet presents a series of initiatives that decision makers, business people and citizens alike should use in many fields with a vested interest, including action platforms of the Milan Protocol and the Youth Manifesto, elaborated by BCFN to implement Expo 2015 legacy.


BCFN: working together to solve three paradoxes

Guido Barilla

Eating Planet: food beyond simplifications

Pavan Sukhdev

Agriculture and sustainability: our future in the era of humans

Gianfranco Bologna

1. The challenges of food

COP21: a good deal for climate and for growth

Barbara Buchner

Food at the core of global challenges

2. Food for all

Agribusiness sustainability and the new global goods movement

Paolo De Castro

Access to food: present and future challenges

2.1 Food security and problems of access

2.2 The “food paradox”: underlying causes

2.3 Possible areas for action

The instability of food prices

2.4 The BCFN evaluation model

2.5 Variables of the BCFN model

Strategies for controlling volatility

2.6 New tools to measure and promote well-being

2.7 Gross domestic product versus indicators of well-being

2.8 Subjective versus objective approaches: different outlooks in terms of measuring well-being

2.9 The BCFN indices of well-being and sustainability of well-being

2.10 Principal results of the 2012 BCFN Index


In access the key factor is diversity

Paul Roberts


Cultivating a better food system

Danielle Nierenberg

Action Plan

3. Food for sustainable growth

Paying what’s fair

Carlo Petrini

The double pyramid: healthy food for people, and sustainable food for the environment

3.1 The food pyramid as an educational tool

3.2 Some studies of the mediterranean diet

3.3 The environmental pyramid

3.4 The Double Pyramid for growing children

3.5 Is healthy eating more expensive?

Toward sustainable agriculture

3.6 Sustainable Food Value Chain

3.7 The sustainability of the systems used to grow durum wheat: the case of Barilla

The water economy and the emergency it confronts

3.8 The availability of water: from abundance to scarcity

3.9 The right of access to water: reality and prospects

3.10 Choices and behaviors for sustainable water consumption

3.11 National water footprints and the trade in virtual water

3.12 Water privatization and its implications


Is it possible to feed 9 billion people respecting the 2 °C limit?

Riccardo Valentini


The challenging transition toward sustainable agriculture

Hans R. Herren

Virtual water between underconsumption and poor management

Tony Allan

Action Plan

4. Food for health

Agriculture, food, nutrition and health

Ricardo Uauy

Food for a healthy life

4.1 A few key figures: global trends in chronic diseases and their social and economic impacts

4.2 Guidelines for a healthy way of eating and lifestyle

4.3 The most common guidelines and dietary models

4.4 Recommendations

Food and children: educate today for a better life tomorrow

4.5 The spread of obesity and overweight in children and adolescents and the international economic and social impact

4.6 Nutrients in the different phases of growth

4.7 Guidelines for healthy diets and sound lifestyles  in children and adolescents

4.8 Recommendations

Longevity and welfare: the fundamental role of nutrition

4.9 Demographics, longevity, and the economic and social impacts of the principal diseases

4.10 Diet and lifestyle and their effects on longevity and diseases of aging

4.11 Inflammatory states and caloric restriction:  possible interventions to slow the aging processes

4.12 Recommendations contributions

Health and disease in the higly processed food era

Sara Farnetti and Camillo Ricordi

The obesogenic environment and its impact on society and health. Causes and remedies

Gabriele Riccardi


Companies must behave responsibly

Marion Nestle

The responsibility for children must be shared

Aviva Must

Lifestyles influence the way we age

Alex Kalache

Action plan

5. Food for culture

Food for peace – a call for the mobilization of goodwill

Shimon Peres

The cultural dimension of food

5.1 The relationship between food and culture: the origins

5.2 How food contributes to communication and conviviality

5.3 Delight and disgust: the cultural classification of the edible

5.4 Food: social, gender, and power roles

5.5 The symbolic value of foods in the major religious faiths

5.6 Food prohibitions: food and purity

5.7 Food and culture: an indissoluble bond

The great culinary traditions and the reality of food today

5.8 The great culinary traditions

5.9 Food today: challenges and perspectives

5.10 Toward a new nutrition vision

The mediterranean culture: lifestyle, culinary tradition and present times difficulties

5.11 The salient characteristics of the Mediterranean diet

5.12 The Mediterranean style today: the decline of a model

How to recover the significance of mediterraneity


The importance of children’s food education

Jamie Oliver

How consumers make the food system more sustainable

Ellen Gustafson

The consumer culture war and the food system:  what does this mean for the mediterranean model?

Michael Heasman


Whoever controls food controls democracy

Vandana Shiva

Action plan


The Milan Protocol on Food and Nutrition

Youth Manifesto on Food, People and Planet

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