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Frances Moore Lappe

Author of 18 books about World Hunger, Living Democracy, and The Environment

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 19 books, including the 1971 Diet for a Small Planet. Frances was named by Gourmet Magazine as one of 25 people (including Thomas Jefferson, Upton Sinclair, and Julia Child), whose work has changed the way America eats. Her most recent work is World Hunger:10 Myths which…

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Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 19 books, including the 1971 Diet for a Small Planet. Frances was named by Gourmet Magazine as one of 25 people (including Thomas Jefferson, Upton Sinclair, and Julia Child), whose work has changed the way America eats. Her most recent work is World Hunger:10 Myths which she and Joseph Collins just submitted to Grove Atlantic Press for print this September. Her books have been translated into 15 languages and are used widely in university courses.

Frances is a cofounder the Oakland-based development think tank Food First; and with her daughter Anna Lappé, the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund. In 1987 Frances received the Right Livelihood Award, often called the “Alternative Nobel,” and in 2008, the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award. In 2007, Frances became a founding member of the World Future Council, based in Hamburg, Germany. She also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Last year she was invited by the King of Bhutan to join the International Expert Working Group for a New Development Paradigm, preparing a report on this topic for the United Nations.

Frances has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley. She is the recipient of 18 honorary doctorates and makes frequent media appearances, including on the Today Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, WSJ.com, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s ‘The National’, Frost Over the World, NPR, and the BBC. She’s a regular contributor to Huffington Post and a contributing editor at Yes! Magazine and Solutions Journal.

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    • Food, farming, and the climate crisis
    • Living democracy and community empowerment
    • Reframing the environmental crisis with an “eco-mind”
    • Rethinking hope and power
    • The burgeoning ecological food-democracy movement
    • The roots of hunger and emerging solutions
    • Why are we creating a world that no one wants?
    • Living Democracy, Feeding Hope
    • A Lens Of Possibility

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