Ilustration credit: Jesper Buursink

In this second episode of our three-part mini series, Delfina Foundation resident Derek Tumala unravels the significance of rice in our lives and how climate and current conditions are mutating this staple food which he grew up with.

I want to explore the word mutant, as a way of tracing my changing relationship with food, specifically with rice. I want to see how rice has grown from the paddies of my country to scientists developing new varieties in laboratories, and how the climate is shaping our diets

The Politics of Food podcast series

Other episodes in the series:

Salt Stains: Appetites & Extinction

The Politics of Food: A podcast | Episode one


Qamar al-Din

The Politics of Food: A podcast | Episode three