On my journey to map out the biofuel producers in Chile, I got the opportunity to speak with Professor Germán Aroca, one of the biochemists behind a government-corporate-university trifecta developing a plant to produce bioethanol from forestry industry waste.
Do you know what it's like to come in contact with a red rocket? They blast you off whatever stoop you were glued to. Ali Dietz does this continuously with her laugh, her photography, her storytelling, and most of all her giant beating red heart.
Our friend DJ KRYPTK captures and cultivates energy through sound. This week we turned off the speakers and took a stroll to some of our favorite neighborhood spots, whilst KRYPTK dodged in and out of the shadows, never quite disappearing due to her indelible shine.
We spent some delightful hours with MUNDY, a self-described Fire Lion, who expresses creatively through song, dance, words, fashion, and by being a fairy and a cat simultaneously. Here's a small excerpt of our conversation:
Originally published at The Next System Project, a Washington D.C.-based think tank aimed at finding systemic solutions to systemic problems, this piece by Michelle Stearn delves into the past, present, and future of the injustices sewn deep into the U.S. food system.