Our project produced an publication in Advances in Nutrition (IF 11,5) (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advnut.2023.03.011) bringing new approaches in the way nutrition is studied.
As it was stated in the publication, “what it was missed or overlooked is the relation of diet-adoption and environmental features like biodiversity that today is at the highest risk. In the study was clearly indicated the interlinkage between biodiversity and prevailing dietary patterns and it was demonstrated diets and nutrition should be approached in a broader way within the context of both agro-food and ecological systems. Therefore, it seems countries like Italy, Turkey, Cyprus or Greece which traditional show a higher adherence to the Mediterranean Diet support biodiversity in food plant cultivation to a greater extend, compared to the countries that typically follow a Western type of diet. Subsequently, individuals by managing their dietary preferences can contribute to environment and in particular to biodiversity.”
Finally the study was publicized quickly in all international media (Euro news , medical news) where it was presented and explained. Below some indicative links:
We are proud that our research efforts create impact and contribute to the improvement of human health as well as on biodiversity as a whole.
Find our paper at: https://www.biovalue-project.eu/publications/