FOOD FOR THOUGHT

 Photo courtesy of   Stefanie Keeler

Photo courtesy of Stefanie Keeler

MODERN FARMER: Endangered Foods Need Our Protection

The Ark of Taste is a Slow Food database that showcases ingredients, processes, and food items in danger of going extinct. The Ark catalogs more than 3,500 endangered products from over 150 countries (200 of which are from the U.S.), and these are nine of the most endangered.

https://modernfarmer.com/2018/07/foods-can-be-endangered-too-here-are-9-that-need-our-protection/

 

SLOW FOOD USA: DATIL DEVOTION

Did you see this mouth-watering recipe for a Datil Ginger Peach Ice Cream Sandwich in last summer's issue of Edible Northeast Florida?  Read more about how Slow Food is helping to ensure the First Coast's datil pepper remains recognized as a part of our region’s Ark of Taste and local food heritage. 

https://www.slowfoodusa.org/files/files/conservation-you-can-taste.pdf

 

CIVIL EATS: YOUTH ACTIVISTS ORGANIZE

Rooted in Community, a national network of youth-centered food justice organizations, recently convened in North Carolina to advocate for more resilient, equitable, and stronger communities through the lens of food. Young activists weigh in on some of our most pressing food issues, and how more young people can be part of the movement.   

http://civileats.com/2017/08/14/young-food-justice-leaders-speak-out/

 

CIVIL EATS: SOWING THE SEEDS

Monoculture is threatening our way of life, and seed saving is a critical, but often overlooked, way to build a resilient local food system. By propagating and preserving locally grown and adapted seeds, communities can protect precious biodiversity and improve food security for future generations.     

http://civileats.com/2017/07/28/seed-saving-is-the-original-sharing-economy/