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The Cleaner Technology Centre, in collaboration with the University of Malta’s Department of Food Studies & Environmental Health of the Faculty of Health Sciences, organised a discussion seminar entitled 'Food, Diets and Environment'. The Seminar, held on 25 September 2012, at the Aula Magna of the University of Malta Valletta Campus, was well attended by academics, students, government officials and members of the public.

Key note presentations were delivered by academics from the Italian Universities of Chieti and Modena, The Environment Protection Directorate of MEPA, The Health Promotion Directorate and other experts in the field. These were followed by free discussion. Topics addressed ranged from the 'Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet', 'Sweets in the time of the Knights of St John', 'Heart disease and associated health promotion issues', 'The Psychology of Anorexia & Bulimia' to 'Current & past uses of plants in the Maltese cuisine and their links to traditional diet'.

The participation of Professors De Cristofaro, Battistini and Pezzotti from Modena and Chieti was facilitated by the Italian Cultural Institute in Malta. Invitations to the local speakers, were extended by the Cleaner Technology Centre and The Department of Food Studies and Environmental Health respectively.

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