SLOW AND HOPEFULLY STEADY
Even crops can go extinct, if you let it.
Even indigenous ingredients and plants are under threat of extinction
Like animals, food ingredients run the risk of being extinct, too. With no support getting from consumers and farmers opting for other, more preferred crops, several heritage foods are at the brink of being completely depleted. It’s a good thing that there are people who care and are at the helm of preserving and hopefully giving new life to at- risk foods.
The Slow Food Movement has been keeping an international catalogue listing down endangered ingredients. It is called the Ark of Taste and to date, has over 800 products hailing from more than 50 countries, including the Philippines. Apart from being rare, the food items are characterized to bear a unique taste and are part of a distinct region. By identifying the foods that face extinction, the movement, with our collective help, will hopefully be able to keep them in production and on our plates in the generations to come.
Here are some endangered items that grow in our land.
To know more about the Slow Food Movement and the Ark of Taste, log on to www.slowfood.it