Food Inscribed in Cultural Heritage List
As part of their mandate, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been working to safeguard intangible cultural heritage that is being lost or forgotten around the world. According to UNESCO, "the importance of intangible cultural heritage is not the cultural manifestation itself but rather the wealth of knowledge and skills that is transmitted through it from one generation to the next."
In 2010 UNESCO formally inscribed food as part of their Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Now included among oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, you can find the following agricultural heritages in need of "urgent safeguarding":