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Posted inCOVID-19, Food & Agriculture, Immigration, Justice, North Carolina, Public Health

‘You can’t take that from me’: A former North Carolina farmworker’s fight for protection

Yesenia Cuello was raised a first-generation American near the tobacco field where she toiled as a kid. Now she’s leading a fight for the protections she needed. This story is published in partnership with Enlace Latino NC. Léalo en Español en Enlace Latino NC. When Yesenia Cuello was 17, she took a photo. In it, […]

Posted inClimate, Culture, Food & Agriculture, Land

The role of kudzu in architecture, cuisine, and culture

Before it took over Southern landscapes, the invasive vine was once called the “savior of the South.” Artists, designers, and chefs are trying to render it useful.  Slithering and snaking skyward, wrapped around the trunks of ancient oak trees, up telephone poles, and over hillsides, kudzu’s bristly, yellow-green vines and heart-shaped leaves look innocuous enough. […]