The Ark of Taste is an international project run by the Slow Food Movement that helps protect food products from becoming extinct. There are over 3000 products on the list so far that are at risk due to industrial agriculture, standardisation and large scale distribution of global food markets as well as environment issues. In Australia, the Slow Movement Ark of Taste focus on our diverse climate, culture and unique flora and fauna. In particular, the food from the diets of indigenous Australians and culture e.g. Finger Limes from Australia’s East Coast.
Currently, the Australian Ark has 23 products with more at the nomination stage. Anyone can nominate a food for the Ark of Taste.
The categories include:
Endangered – produced in limited quantities and may not be around in next one or two generations
Good – prized for their special taste or process
Clean – not engineered and can be grown, raised or produced without harm to the environment
Fair – food that anyone can champion, produce, sell or share – no commercial or trademark items
To nominate a food for the Ark of Taste, go to:
For more information, go to:
Source: Ark of Taste – Protecting Biodiversity, Slow Food in Australia, http://slowfoodaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/ark-of-taste/
Hop on board the Ark of Taste to protect our food biodiversity.
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