Twenty Korean Dishes Added to World Endangered Food List

kpride, Oct. 15, 2014, 6:43 a.m.

Twenty Korean traditional dishes have been added to a list of "endangered foods" and more could be headed in the same direction, a report said.  According to a local vernacular, Slow Food International added the dishes to its "Ark of Taste," which lists heritage foods that are being produced in limited quantities and are at the risk of "extinction." 

The list now includes 29 South Korean foods, including "don" tea, fish soy sauce and Jeju's native black cattle and pig. It also includes various Korean fermented beverages and vegetable preserves.  "The Ark was created to point out the existence of these products, draw attention to the risk of their extinction within a few generations, invite everyone to take action to help protect them," states the Slow Food Foundation on its official website. 

The project currently lists over 2,000 items from more than 80 nations.  Slow Food Korea said that 11 more items are currently under review for inclusion.

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