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Apr 27, 2023

"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves." --Mahatma Gandhi

The Men of Rice: A Conversation with Eduardo del Conde

"They were working with big baskets. They would cut a few rice plants at a time and hit them on edge of the basket so the rice seeds would shake out. It was like a dance. It was a very beautiful place. It was one of those days when you feel completely overwhelmed." So recounts photographer Eduardo del Conde, telling of his first encounter with field workers harvesting rice south of Mexico City. Little did he know it was one of the very few places rice was still being organically grown in all of Mexico. Twenty five years later, his indelible memory pulled him back to investigate what he'd seen. What he saw moved him so deeply a book and a film followed documenting a dying tradition producing the finest rice -- perhaps in the Americas. More in this in-depth and moving interview.

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