For Puerto Rico, a Caribbean archipelago and colony of the United States, food has always been political. 85 percent of the produce, meat, and grains consumed are imported, and Hurricane Maria, in September 2017, destroyed many farms on the island. But Puerto Ricans have always found opportunity and creativity in the limits placed upon them. From community gardens to research hubs, from bakers to growers to distillers, this series explores how Puerto Ricans are seeking both sustainability and sovereignty.
You can read all four parts–with photographs by Mariángel Catalina Gonzales–in English or in Spanish. Spanish translation by Amanda Hernández, edited by Andrea Aliseda.
Episode 1: Growing Food To Rebuild Puerto Rico
Episode 2: How To Feed An Island
Episode 3: The Future of Food, As Seen From Puerto Rico
Every step toward agricultural independence and sustainable industry is a push toward a self-realized future
How We Get To Next was a magazine that explored the future of science, technology, and culture from 2014 to 2019.