Mara Seaweed has been recognised by Slow Food UK as a Forgotten Food producer, with our Dulse seaweed being named one of seven new 'Forgotten Foods' that have been personally nominated by chefs from the Slow Food Chef Alliance.
The Forgotten Foods programme seeks to promote Britain's traditional food and drink and the expert knowledge and cultural traditions that come with them. These can get lost in our fast-paced modern living, intensive production methods and excessive legislation. And with the demise of our traditional food and drink we lose choice, flavour and the varied landscape and wildlife associated with traditional farming. In short, we lose biodiversity.
The Forgotten Foods programme (UK Ark of Taste) travels the country collecting small-scale quality produce threatened by industrial agriculture, environmental degradation and homogenization with an aim to preserve edible biodiversity around the world.