A Perfect Storm

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85% of food consumed in Puerto Rico is imported to the island. How does food dependence on the US mainland affect the relationship between the two? How does the addition of a Category 5 Hurricane affect an already perilous system? Cristina talks with Tara Rodriguez Besosa, an organizer and architect about creating a non-profit collective there called El Departmento de la Comida, and its mission to create agroecological concepts that can be used to create resilience through food sovereignty on the island and beyond. In the second half of the show Cristina talks with Chef Alejandro Perez, who started working with World Central Kitchen, an organization that responds to global emergencies, literally after Hurricane Maria hit and devastated his hometown. Chef also tells us what drives him to continue his work providing much needed food relief and comfort to survivors and aid workers on a global level with WCK.

World Central Kitchen - https://wck.org/

El Departmento de La Comida - https://www.eldepartamentodelacomida.org/abouteldepa

Proyecto Matria - https://www.proyectomatria.org/

Executive Producers: Cristina Gonzalez, Jackie Garofano, Adell Coleman

Senior Producer: Ryan Woodhall

DCP Entertainment

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