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Food Studies M.A. students Yvette Cabrera & Amrita Gupta produce radio stories from Mexico intersession course

Food Studies grad students Yvette Cabrera and Amrita Gupta produced three radio stories during their time in their January intersession course in Mexico.  All three stories, which focus on the experiences of migrant workers to the US and their families remaining in Puebla, local pulque production, and food and health post-NAFTA respectively, appeared on Heritage Radio Network.  

To listen to their pieces, please click the link below.

Migrant Farmworkers

Pleasure: Pulque

Mexico's Obesity Crisis: Is NAFTA to Blame?

About the students

Yvette Cabrera was born in Mexico City, and moved to the United States as a child and grew up in San Diego. At UC Berkeley, she majored in Peace and Conflict Studies with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice (GPP). There she became an ally of the West Oakland food justice group, People’s Grocery and thus began her interest in food issues. Since then, she has worked on organic farms in Argentina and San Diego, interned with the Oakland Food Policy Council, traveled throughout South America, and worked at a farm-to-table restaurant in San Diego. More recently, she has returned from the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic where she worked as a Health volunteer. She is now in the Food Studies Masters Program at NYU and happily lives in Brooklyn!

Amrita Gupta is a journalist from India who has worked at Time Out BangaloreMint Lounge and BBC Good Food India. Her writing has appeared in Food Tank, Motherland Magazine, The Sunday Guardian and GQ India. She completed her undergraduate degree in Genetics from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Amrita is especially interested in exploring the impact of globalization on agriculture, food security in developing countries, and international food policy. She currently lives, eats and studies food in New York.