Alicia Kennedy

13 Stories by Alicia Kennedy

Photo Essay: Scenes From Puerto Rico’s Foodways

Puerto Rico has to be seen to be believed–and, to some extent, to be truly understood. Photographer Mariángel Catalina Gonzales has the perfect eye...
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El Futuro de la Comida desde una Perspectiva Puertorriqueña

Desde setas hasta pan y ron, los puertorriqueños están explorando nuevos caminos hacia la soberanía alimentaria.
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The Future of Food, As Seen From Puerto Rico

In reporting on Puerto Rico after the intense destruction caused by 2017's Hurricane Maria, the U.S. press has repeatedly used the word "recovery" to...
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Cómo Alimentar Una Isla

Hay mucha confusión en torno a qué cultivos pueden considerarse auténticamente puertorriqueños. Siglos de gobierno colonial y de agricultura corporativa, especialmente Monsanto y sus...
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How To Feed An Island

There's a great deal of murkiness around what crops can be considered authentically Puerto Rican. Centuries of colonial rule and corporate agribusiness–especially Monsanto and...
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Reconstruyendo a Puerto Rico a través del cultivo de alimentos

La Isla importa el 85 por ciento de sus alimentos y, tras el paso de María, sus granjeros, chefs y activistas buscan cambiar esto.
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Growing Food To Rebuild Puerto Rico

The island imports 85 percent of its food–and as people rebuild after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's farmers, chefs, and activists want to change that.
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Isla del Encanto

Puerto Ricans have always found opportunity in the limits placed upon them. Exploring the island's agricultural future–from community gardens to research hubs, bakers to...
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The Future of the Veggie Burger

A future food system that doesn't mimic meat's mistakes could still be possible–but it might require going back to basics. Light up the stove:...
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Food Beyond Class

Let's stop looking at what we eat as individual choices, influenced by their popularity or class association, and instead focus on the systems of...
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