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Articles by Contributing Writer Mickal Aranha

Mickal Aranha is a multimedia storyteller. Her work often reflects on climate justice, food systems, ecology, and culture.

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As our climate changes, so will our diets. Fix’s Climate Future Cookbook introduces you to foods that show what sustainable, equitable, and resilient eating could look like. Do try this at home.

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August 2072

Mary’s granddaughter is out in the garden again, mesmerized by the soil creatures. Her hands are always in the dirt. At school she’s learning that soil is alive and sacred, and how to properly care for it so that it can continue to care for us all. 

“Ash, do you want to bake a quiche with me?” Mary calls. She’s using her grandmother’s recipe, unchanged apart from the source of a key ingredient. She rubs her thumb over the word “flour,” jotted down in her grandmother’s handwriting. It used to be milled from annual wheat and bought in sacks at grocery stores. This recipe predates the perennial transformation. Mary glances out her window to the proud stalks of wheat growing on her Kansas farm, their roots reaching ever deeper, next to native grasses and late summer wildflowers. The prairi... Read more

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