Since the postwar years to now, the food consumptions have been oriented by succeeding transformations, the same it could be possible to see in the evolution of the elements - economical, political and technological - that determine the cultural identity of the Italian people. An Italian consumerist profile toward the food arises that this paper aims to analyze through the prevailing values. A sociological introduction on the meaning of the link between ethics and diet in the contemporary society of the search of safety/security and sustainability will lead to some new kinds of food consumptions, in particular to the functional foods and their cultural and economical potentiality.
Keywords: Food, consumptions, sustainability, well-being, food safety and security, functional foods.
Federica Colucci, Patrizia Menegoni, Mariella Nocenzi, Ombretta Presenti, The evolution of the food consumptions models and styles between sustainability and wellness in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 2/2012, pp. 47-67, DOI:10.3280/RISS2012-002004