Fighting the good fight! Two of my sheros.
Interview with Frances Moore Lappe author of “Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad”
Frances Moore Lappé and her daughter Anna traveled around the world and discovered courageous social movements solving the roots of poverty.
When Diet for a Small Planet was first published in 1971, visionary and democracy advocate Frances Moore Lappé awakened a whole generation and changed the way people all over the world think about food, nutrition, and agriculture. In 2002, thirty years and three million copies later, Lappé followed up her bestseller with Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet. She is the author or co-author of sixteen books, many of which have been translated into more than a dozen languages; her most recent book, Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad was published in 2007. Co-founder of various national think-and-action-tank organizations including the Small Planet Institute, Institute for Food and Development Policy, and the Center for Living Democracy, in 1987 Lappé became the fourth American to receive the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize) for her “vision and work healing our world.
Anna Lappe, author of Diet for a Hot Planet, co-founder of The Small Planet Institute, supporter of The Center for Food Safety, talks talks about our oil-based food system, small vs. industrial farms and simple steps to eat locally.