Decolonizing the Caribbean Diet
Two Perspectives on Possibilities and Challenges
Keywords:Caribbean Foodways, Caribbean Diet, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Taíno
We wonder if food and agriculture will be an emergent theme in reclaiming the Taíno identity, the Indigenous people of the Caribbean. As we consider the emergent movement to decolonize our diets and utilize food as medicine alongside veganism and vegetarianism trends, we wonder how and if food, foodways, and agriculture are or will be tools to decolonize and reclaim the Taíno identity. In this paper, we will explore two perspectives on the possible opportunities and challenges of such movements and how they will look in the Caribbean and its diaspora.
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