About the author
Frances Moore Lappé is the author or coauthor of more than 18 books and is a "living democracy" advocate and world food expert.
Her first book, Diet for a Small Planet, was chosen among "75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World" by the Women's National Book Association, and was recently dubbed a "blueprint for eating with a small carbon footprint long before the term was coined," by J.M Hirsch of the Associated Press.
In 2008, Gourmet Magazine selected Lappé among 25 people, including Thomas Jefferson and Julia Child, whose work has changed the way America eats and the James Beard Foundation named Lappé Humanitarian of the Year. She is a winner of the Right Livelihood Award, called the Alternative Nobel, and a member of the Hamburg-based World Future Council.
Lappé has received 17 honorary doctorates and has been a visiting scholar at MIT. She is the cofounder of the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First) and the Center for Living Democracy (1990-2000), where she was the founding editor of the American News Service (1995-2000). She and her Daughter Anna Lappé launched the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund in 2001.
Lappé's major media appearances include the Today Show, Fox News, Hardball, NPR, and PBS Now. Articles by or about her have appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, O: The Oprah Magazine, People, The Nation, and more.
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