Help Slow Food USA promote Food Biodiversity in the Ark of Taste

By June 11, 2015 November 21st, 2019 News
Travis Milton, Crabapple farmer

Do you know the story behind your food?

Experts say most of the meals we eat can be traced to just 12 plant species and 5 animal species. In the past 100 years, we have lost of 90% of our biodiversity.

That means our global diet has gotten kind of … well, boring. This unrelenting disappearance of crop and livestock diversity is bad for us and bad for the planet.

That’s why Slow Food members like Travis are fighting to protect biodiversity, but we need your help. Donate today to Slow Food USA!

When Travis Milton was five years old, his great-grandfather taught him everything he knew about the crab apples that grew in the family’s Virginia orchard.

Thirty years later, Travis — now a chef and Slow Food member — nominated the Hewes Crab Apple to the Ark of Taste, Slow Food’s living catalog of more than 2,000 at-risk foods.

With the Hewes Crab Apple on the Ark of Taste , Travis is no longer on his own preserving this family history. The entire Slow Food network now has the opportunity to celebrate his story and share in his fight to save biodiversity.

Help Slow Food USA promote Food Biodiversity in the Ark of Taste

To keep this up, we need to raise $20,000 by June 30. As a Slow Food supporter, we hope you’ll donate today to help people like Travis take care of our shared heritage and biodiversity for years to come.


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