The Milan Protocol on Food and Nutrition, an initiative launched at the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) annual forum in 2013, is inviting contributors to share their opinions of and suggestions for the existing draft of the Protocol.
The Protocol outlines three global paradoxes:
- Over one billion tons of food goes to waste every year, while nearly a billion people are malnourished.
- A substantial amount of crop and food production, as well as water usage, is dedicated to animal feed and biofuels, while widespread hunger and thirst persist.
- Hunger and obesity coexist, with two people suffering from obesity for every one person suffering from malnourishment.
“The establishment of a sustainable consumption and production pattern that will reconcile the respect for the planet and the well-being of its people requires global and complex interventions,” the draft reads. “These are political, systemic problems and need political solutions.”
The Milan Protocol website outlines the issues covered in the document. Civil society members and other food and agriculture sector stakeholders are being asked to sign on as supporters of the Protocol and to share their feedback.
The final version of the Protocol will be presented at Expo Milano in 2015.
Become a supporter and join the discussion!