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We started this company to help Puerto Rico become food sovereign. We are humbled to add our voices to the ongoing discussions about climate change and adaption in our agriculture and food ecosystem.
We also started this company to leverage narrative and technology to spread our message. Speaking of narrative, in this scene, imagine you are Professor Barnhardt. In front of you is a alien organism telling you that humanity needs to be destroyed. Let’s imagine together:
From The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008):
Professor Barnhardt : There must be alternatives. You must have some technology that could solve our problem.
Klaatu : Your problem is not technology. The problem is you. You lack the will to change.
Professor Barnhardt : Then help us change.
Klaatu : I cannot change your nature. You treat the world as you treat each other.
Professor Barnhardt : But every civilization reaches a crisis point eventually.
Klaatu : Most of them don’t make it.
Professor Barnhardt : Yours did. How?
Klaatu : Our sun was dying. We had to evolve in order to survive.
Professor Barnhardt : So it was only when your world was threated with destruction that you became what you are now.
Klaatu : Yes.
Professor Barnhardt : Well that’s where we are. You say we’re on the brink of destruction and you’re right. But it’s only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve. This is our moment. Don’t take it from us, we are close to an answer.
Dudes and Dudettes of Puerto Rico, we are on the brink! We have been for a while, but those were during “baca gorda” times. Unfortunately those times are decades behind us and during these times of F.O.M.B. there are nothing but “baca flacas” for years to come.
From hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, to the earthquakes in 2019, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and now Fiona in 2022. We are a resourceful and resilient community. We islanders have survived for what, thousands of years, and we will continue to find a way to persevere.
Finally, we would like to recognize the traditional custodians of these islands, the Taino nation. From the island of Boriken in the territory of Guayanami we acknowledge their past, present, and future leaders.