Abrania Marrero

food security

Op-Ed: The outsized role processed food plays in our health and environment

Large-scale food conglomerates exert outsized influence over what is produced and eaten around the world. So why are they left out of public health research and policy?

The concept of a food system in research classically follows a simple progression: a one-track path from farms to plates.

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puerto rico protest

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

I come from an island that basks under the watch of a life-giving sun. Her Sunday mornings shake in the wake of a boisterous chinchorreo, or quiver to the rhythmic chants of worship and prayer.

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Puerto Rico protest

Mi isla no quiere ser resiliente. Queremos una recuperación.

Vengo de una isla que se baña bajo la mirada de un sol que da vida. Sus mañanas de domingo se agitan al ritmo de un bullicioso chinchorreo, o se estremecen con los rítmicos cánticos de la adoración y la oración.

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