Issue 2010

Frances Moore Lappé: Shifting the Frame to Imagine a Different World

Published October 1, 2010


Frances Moore Lappé is a democracy advocate and world food and hunger expert who has authored or co-authored 16 books. Perhaps her most famous work is her first book, Diet for a Small Planet, which has sold three million copies, and introduced many to the ecological, social and political implications of eating; long before local and organic food were hot topics. She is the co-founder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy, and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute – a collaborative network for research and popular education to bring democracy to life – which she leads with her daughter, Anna Lappé.