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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The Monongahela river in Pittsburgh

Chemicals linked to birth defects are being dumped in Pittsburgh’s rivers: Report

Chemicals linked to cancer and developmental harm are also released in large quantities into the city’s three rivers.

Chemical recycling grows  along with concerns of its impacts

Chemical recycling grows — along with concerns about its environmental impacts

Industry says chemical recycling could solve the plastic waste crisis, but environmental advocates and some lawmakers are skeptical.

Failure of the universities: The culture gap is now near lethal

Universities are failing us

Our educational systems are failing to prepare people for existential environmental threats

Peter Dykstra: The good news that gets buried by the bad

Peter Dykstra: The good news that gets buried by the bad

On the environment beat, maybe it’s right that the bad news dominates. But the good news is out there, too.

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

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LISTEN: Ashley Gripper on growing food to fight systemic oppression

“They never felt more resilient, more confident, more grounded in terms of their mental health, than they did when they were growing food.”