Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to Dan Saladino, a food journalist, presenter, and producer for BBC Radio 4. He's the author of the new book Eating to Extinction.

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He tells us everything we need to know about why certain foods are dying out and why we should save them.

And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Dan on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, Dan tells us all about why diversity in your diet is so important, and why you should seek out less common foods.

Let us know what you think of the episode with a review or a comment wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Authors

Alice Lipscombe-SouthwellManaging editor, BBC Science Focus

Alice is the managing editor at BBC Science Focus Magazine. She has a BSc in zoology with marine zoology. Her interests include natural history, wildlife, the outdoors, health and fitness.

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