Anna Lappé

Anna is the author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and co-author of Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen and Hope’s Edge. She is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:45am
Don’t Panic, Go Organic: The IPCC Report Should be a Wakeup Call for Climate-Smart Food
The just-released synthesis report on global warming from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has prompted some to start name-dropping Thomas Malthus. Malthus, you may remember, was the 19th Century British economist and demographer who warned that population growth would...
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 12:06pm
Hey, Non-GMO Activist: Monsanto's CEO Thinks You're an Elitist
On May 25, 2013, tens of thousands of people in 36 countries participated in a global " March Against Monsanto ." But according to Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, those who protest against agricultural genetic engineering -- including the farmers, students, academics, and more who turned out in March -- are "elitists," fomenting distrust of technology that could save the lives of millions of hungry people.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 8:51am
Wendy's, What Are You Waiting For?: Calling on the Fast Food Giant to Stand up For Farmworkers
Who has freckles, pigtails, and is still holding out from joining the Fair Food Program ? If you guessed the fresh-faced mascot of Wendy's, give yourself a gold star.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 1:10pm
Not Lovin' It: Moms and McDonalds Don't Mix
On February 10, 2012, Ronald McDonald held court in a packed elementary school auditorium. Ronald was visiting the Lexington, Kentucky elementary school as part of his sweep of that state. The visits are meant to teach "the value of leadership and community involvement," says Ronald, and kick off fundraising drives for Ronald McDonald Houses.
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Friday, April 26, 2013 - 6:36am
Reduce, Reuse, Rebrand? Coca-Cola and Chicago Team Up to Greenwash
What if you woke up one morning to learn that your community had become enlisted to advertise for Coca-Cola? You didn't have a choice. People in neighborhoods across your city were told the same thing. That's basically what happened in the city of Chicago this week when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a partnership with Coca-Cola.
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Monday, April 1, 2013 - 12:21pm
My Coke Rewards, Pepsi Refresh, and the Rise of “Philanthro-Marketing”
In the summer of 2010, Robert DuBois and Aaron Zueck headed out on a 100 day bike trip across the country to document the thriving local foods movement. In the YouTube video of this “potluck across America,” the two seem genuinely passionate about farmers and healthy food—and the movement they’re documenting. As the screen goes black, a voiceover says: “Every time you drink Pepsi you support the Pepsi Refresh project.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 9:08am
GMOs at the Polls: 7 Things to Tell Your Friends Before Election Day
Farmers and eaters around the country and the world are watching the November 6 election with a very important question at the forefront of their minds: Will California’s Proposition 37 —requiring labeling of GMOs—pass?
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Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 12:39pm
Why We Should Question Walmart’s Latest PR Blitz
Walmart made big news this week with a press conference alongside the First Lady to announce new company commitments. Most of the mainstream media coverage of the Walmart announcement seemed to buy the company PR that it was taking valiant steps to improve the affordability and health qualities of the food it sells.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 3:28pm
There's a Homegrown Way to Address Climate Change
Seattle Tilth has a lot of things to celebrate this year. Thirty years of nurturing the region's communities and environment through organic gardening is certainly one. The organization can also celebrate its place in the ranks of climate change heroes. Now, you might ask, what does Seattle Tilth's work promoting organic gardening and local foods have to do with global warming?
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Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 5:52pm
The Genius of Wangari Maathai
Several prominent Norwegians have questioned the Nobel Committee for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Wangari Maathai. Why honor environmental activism in an era when war, terrorism and nuclear proliferation are even more urgent problems? What they miss is Dr. Maathai's special genius.
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