Ecuador is the first country to call for food sovereignty in its constitution but what do policies like these actually mean for the people who grow, process and cook our food? To answer this question, students looked everywhere from the culinary hustle and bustle of Quito to the quiet pastures of Ecuador’s highlands and tropical food forests on the Pacific slope. They met everyone from educators and activists to farmers and chefs. Students found ambitious communities, innovative organizations and talented producers planting the seeds of change for food justice all across the country. They also ate cacao straight out of the pod, tasted farm fresh honey, and saw what it meant to start a food revolution.

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