The Milan Protocol: Challenges and Promises for a Better Future

By Sonia Massari and Francesca Allievi.

Published by Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

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Policy makers dealing with food issues are currently faced with a number of challenges. International cooperation and a global consensus on public food policy is very relevant if such challenges are to be tackled. The convergence of such policies can be fostered also through bottom-up initiatives, which can become catalysts of change. The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation has been involved with the topic of sustainability within the agri-food sector since 2009. It produces reports and publications with the goal of delivering scientifically valuable information to the general public. The work of the BCFN Foundation focuses on three main global issues: malnutrition and obesity, food waste, and sustainable agriculture. These three pillars also form the foundation of the Milan Protocol, a policy document developed with a bottom-up approach that aims to be implemented at a global level and has a mission to improve the overall sustainability of the food sector. The Milan Protocol fundamentally contributes to the Milan Charter, a global food policy proposal resulting from EXPO, serving as a best practice example in moving from theory to concrete action in the field of global public food policy.

Keywords: Protocol, Food Policy, Sustainable Agriculture, Healthy Lifestyle, Food Waste, Environment

Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2016, pp.1-13. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 3, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 928.627KB)).

Dr. Sonia Massari

Scientific Consultant, BCFN Foundation, Parma, Italy

Francesca Allievi

PhD Candidate, Geography and Geology, University of Turku, Finland; Scientific Consultant, BCFN Foundation, Parma, Italy