This Mar Vista Mother and Son Are Fighting Gentrification With Their Own Blue Corn Nixtamal
The Diaz family is exactly who blue corn was meant to help out. For thousands of years, the people of the sun survived and thrived off corn. Today in Mar Vista, it's still coming through for them.
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