For native Hawaiians, taro was a staple food for centuries until contact with the West. The fight for its revival signals a reclamation of not just land but a culture — and a way of life.

By Ligaya Mishan Photographs by Scott Conarroe
Food Matters

From above, the blue is forever. There’s not a continent for more than 2,000 miles, only these tiny knuckles of green: the Hawaiian Islands, one of the most remote yet most visited archipelagos on earth. An island is defined by the sea that surrounds...

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