The Ark of Taste is Slow Food’s online catalog of traditional foods that risk extinction in the modern world. The current catalog lists 17 Australian products – from Queensland’s Bunya nut to Kangaroo Island’s Ligurian Bee Honey or heritage pear varieties in Victoria. Worldwide, there are nearly 2000 products listed, including edible fruits, vegetables, dairy products, animal breeds, breads, cheeses and more from around the world.
The Ark was created to point out the existence of these products, draw attention to the risk of their disappearance within a few generations and invite everyone to take action to help protect them. Anyone can nominate a product for the Ark.