But we have to be careful, we have to take care of our health, exercise, eat well, take our vitamins, [...] for our bodies to be strong, and to confront that disease. [All those things,] and getting rid of fear.”
- Freddy Ferreyra, Instituto del Bien Común, Iquitos
During the pandemic, food has been a source of comfort and connection, as well as a matter of urgent concern. Closed borders, blocked travel routes, and sudden economic changes have impacted access to food for many. For others, growing and preparing food has been a way to sustain ourselves.