Only today have I found out about "The Ark of Taste". It's mentioned in an article about rare pasta, shared via Slack channel.
A quick search led me to a YouTube video (embedded below) from 2016. It only had 55 likes, 4 dislikes, 1 comment, but 11,220 views. It's an interesting idea.
Described on the @arkoftaste Twitter profile as...
...the international project from @SlowFoodHQ that promotes #agrobiodiversity by cataloging people’s alerts on the foods we risk losing
The last post there was October 2015. The link to the homepage of the Twitter bio leads to a 404, but it is part of SlowFoodHQ.
Going there reveals 4930+ Ark of Taste products. A few more clicks took me to https://
These are dishes, plants, and animals that a slowly being erased from memory and the environment. It's weird to see 179 products in The Ark from the UK. Especially as this is EU backed, and with the recent Brexit results, the UK seems to want to be forgotten itself.