Oriundo takes as its starting point an ethical conscience about food:
Biodiversity is life.
But it is important to remember that by 1943, out of a total of 2.88 million pounds of food to supply local consumption, 1.81 million pounds (62.84%) were produced in Puerto Rico.
From 1950 until today, several circumstances have influenced to cause the downward curve of our agricultural production and development:
- The physical isolation of Puerto Rican families regarding their food resources
- The abandonment of sensitive agricultural policies
- The fragility of our sovereign powers to regulate importation and to introduce new seeds
- The institutional indifference regarding the undeniable relationship between food and life
- The disastrous results that Hurricane Maria caused on the already low agricultural production