ABOUT THE WINNER FOR WRITING ON CONSERVATION:
BBC Radio 4 Food Programme presenter Dan Saladino’s ‘highly original,’ radical and hopeful investigation into food biodiversity, Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them won the Writing on Conservation Prize. Explaining why diversity matters for food security, our health, for local economies and for the future of the planet, this book is a rallying cry for reclaiming genetic biodiversity before it is too late.
Charlotte Smith, Chair of Judges and BBC Countryfile presenter commented:
"Our winner is encyclopaedic in scope, the result of a staggering fifteen years of research. We felt it was at turns; highly original, engrossing, fascinating & very clever. It offered enormous insight into where food comes from on a global level and offers clear, gently expressed solutions - it gave us enormous hope for the future"