What is the Slow Food Ark of Taste?
The Ark of Taste is a catalogue that gathers together thousands of traditional products at risk of extinction from all over the world. The Ark is designed to preserve at-risk foods that are sustainably produced, unique in taste, and part of a distinct ecoregion.
- Endangered: produced in limited quantities, these foods will not be around in another generation or two without immediate action. Risk factors may be biological, commercial or cultural.
- Good: Ark of Taste products are prized by those who eat them for their special taste or process.
- Clean: no engineered foods here; everything on the Ark of Taste is linked to the place and community that protects them, and has the potential to be grown, raised or produced without harm to the environment.
- Fair: to keep these food traditions alive takes many hands. No commercial or trademarked items are allowed on the Ark, only foods that anyone may champion, produce, share or sell.
Do you know of a product that should board the Ark of Taste? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australian Ark of Taste coordinator: Vince Velletri.