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Dozens of fruits, and particularly citrus, from North East India are aboard the Slow Food Ark of Taste! Many varieties and ecotypes are found just in this area,... with knowledge about their cultivation tied to local indigenous tribes. Pictured are just a few of those on display at Indigenous Terra Madre.
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Agrobiodiversity manifests itself not only in culinary traditions, but also in handicrafts. In Meghalaya, the host region of Indigenous Terra Madre 2015, locally grown varieties of tubers, herbs and spices are also used as natural dyes in Eri silk weaving, in addition to adding flavor to local foods.
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A recent European Commission report finds biodiversity under threat. Slow Food International offers diverse projects and suggested actions for solutions for the future...

Intensive agricultural practices and the abandonment of the countryside, along with growing urbanization and chemical pollution are leading to biodiversity loss...

The latest Slow Food Ark of Taste product to be featured on BBC Radio 4 comes from South Korea...

An entirely black chicken with health giving properties from South Korea.

Twenty Slow Food International delegates, hundreds of Chinese farmers, students and journalists and special international guests all gathered in Beijing last month to celebrate #biodiversity! The first international event hosted by Slow Food China featured not only new Chinese nominations to the Slow Food Ark of Taste, but a display of Ark and Presidia products from around the world...

The first international event hosted by Slow Food Great China was dedicated to global biodiversity...

Twenty-two Australian products, from livestock breeds to native fruits and unique honeys, are now listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste among an international list of over 2600!

Slow Food Movement seeks local food flavours for its 'Ark of Taste' list of endangered plants, animals and food.

BBC Food talks about the extraordinary, age-old #Georgian "wine in jars", listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste (at 23m54). Enjoy!
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A great cocktail recipe for the #weekend, featuring a product listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste...

Caipirinha with Finger Lime:

Partages les produits de l'Arche du Gout qui poussent dans ton jardin Slow Food!
Postes sur la page de Facebook une photo du légume, du fruit, de la légumineuse, de l'épice ou de l'herbe aromatique que tu cultives, accompagnée d'une brève description, du nom du jardin et du pays d'ici le 30 Août!
Nous raconterons l'histoire des produits les plus curieux dans un article sur Facebook et sur notre site
Fais nous connaitre de plus près ton jardin Slow Food!

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Show us the Ark of Taste products that grow in your Slow Food garden!
Post a photo of the fruits, vegetables, legumes, herbs or spices that you grow with a short description, the name of the garden and your country by August 30th.
We'll share the most interesting ones in an article to be posted on Facebook and our website:
Show off your Slow Food garden!

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Monoculture and disease threaten bananas again, and not just the Cavendish. This CNN article shows the problem with the loss of biodiversity.
Dan Koeppel, author of a book on the subject tells us, "India had about 600 varieties, but over the past two decades the Cavendish has pushed out and replaced many of those. And when you replace a varied multiculture with a monoculture, if a disease happens, you're in trouble: nature comes back and bites you."

Fifty years ago, we were eating better bananas.

Tell the European Union that cheese is made from milk!

Sign and share this petition to save real cheese today...

The European Commission, under pressure from the Italian dairy industry, is asking Italy to change the law on powdered milk by the end of July...

A recent article explores the future of Bario rice, a Slow Food Ark of Taste product: In the past, villagers in Malaysia could gain status by owning rice and feeding others. Today, status is "less about food" and "focused on simple cash" and what people value in Kelabit society is changing, says archaeologist Lindsay Lloyd-Smith "In a way, this sums up what the mechanization is all about: money." Read more from NPR...

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.

This week, many news outlets have reported the results of studies that show that the Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction. Not only are humans thought to be the cause of this change, but it also poses a threat to our survival. Taking action to support #biodiversity is crucial. Read more from the Washington Post at , and learn more about the food system's role in this video from Slow Food International:

What biodiversity is, what does it have to do with our daily food, and what can we do to preserve it?

Just announced!
#Cheese2015, Slow Food International's festival dedicated to dairy products from around the world, will focus on the #biodiversity of mountain pastures as its main theme! The event will highlight the important relationship between mountain ecosystems and pastoralists and their traditional knowledge, and much more...

“Biodiversity is the strongest creative force in the world, and our event Cheese is the culmination of this idea: diversity not standardization!”

Small-scale farmers do more than feed the planet, they are also crucial protectors of #biodiversity! This October, the Slow Food Youth Network will host thousands of farmers, food artisans, fishers, nomads, Indigenous Peoples, cooks, students and young professionals from all over the world, and YOU can help us do it! Check out the link for more info!

These Small Scale Producers, farmers and food artisans, from all over the world, need your help to reach the event Terra Madre Giovani - We Feed The Planet, being held in Milan this October. Your donation will contribute to their travel expenses from their country of origin to Italy