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The second International Conference on the Mediterranean Diet, ‘Inspiring a Renaissance of Food Values’ was held October 6-7 at Villa Pecori Giraldi, in Borgo San Lorenzo (Florence), under the auspices of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the University of Florence, and Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort.......

About 2,300 holiday seasons ago, the Greek philosopher Epicurus summarised his life advice in a letter to his friend Menoeceus, in which he wrote that “a wise person does not simply choose the largest amount of food but the most pleasing food”. As we are entering another season of joyous excesses, we may wonder why we don’t heed Epicurus’ advice....

About 2,300 holiday seasons ago, the Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote a letter to his friend Menoeceus in which he noted: “a wise person does not simply choose the largest amount of food but the most pleasing food.”...

The Mediterranean diet involves a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry...

The Mediterranean Diet is a valuable cultural heritage that is much more than just a tasty and healthy dietary pattern....

In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets....

In fact, olive oil is more important, more fundamental, to life than wine,” Paolo Pasquali tells me as we sit in the grounds of his 124-hectare olive oil resort (8,000 of them devoted to olive trees)...