The traditional products, local breeds, and know-how collected by the Ark of Taste belong to the communities that have preserved them over time. They have been shared and described here thanks to the efforts of the network that that Slow Food has developed around the world, with the objective of preserving them and raising awareness.
The text from these descriptions may be used, without modifications and citing the source, for non-commercial purposes in line with the Slow Food philosophy.
Students of the Gastronomic Sciences at Pollenzo are collaborating with Slow Food to fill the Ark.
This vegetable or animal breed is rare and at servere risk of extinction.
We have to avoid harvesting, hunting or fishing it for a sufficient period of time, in the hope that the surviviving specimens have time to recover.
Otherwise, future generations will be denied the chance to appreciate it.