Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want (Nation Books) and 17 other books including the acclaimed Diet for a Small Planet.  She is also a YES! contributing editor.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 7:29am
What Five-letter Word Can't You Live Without?
Here it is: Power . Now, quick, before reading further, close your eyes. What associations come to mind? If your list is full words like coercion, force, guns, oppression, domination, money , you could be in big trouble.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:34pm
After Boston, Eyes-Wide Open Hope?
How do we know the difference between head-in-the-sand hope and eyes-wide-open hope? One is a killer; the other, a life-giver. First, it helps to ask, what is hope?
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Friday, April 19, 2013 - 9:20am
Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?
In his book Violence, psychologist James Gilligan asked a Massachusetts prison inmate, “What do you want so badly that you would sacrifice everything in order to get it?”
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 8:39am
Got Happiness? First UN International Day of Happiness
Don't laugh. It's true, and it's serious business. Today is the world's first International Happiness Day, declared by the UN to signal the importance of going beyond Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of progress. We need, says the UN, better measures of society's real wellbeing -- including happiness.
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Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 9:07am
What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger
In the late ’60s, my life changed forever. I asked, Why are millions of people going hungry? Every other species seemed to have figured out how to feed itself and its offspring. So what's up with us?
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 7:40am
This Holiday, Give Thanks and Get Real (About Our Food!)
Fall is about food. Approaching Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, copious food-rich words are written before we all sit down with loved ones to celebrate food abundance. But in this fall food season, what do we most need to know about food for all seasons?
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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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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:07pm
Facing Sandy's Fury, Don't Let Clean Energy Naysayers Deny Us Hope
As a historic storm hammers the east -- signaling the extremes promised by climate change -- maybe we should listen to the wind. Isn't it telling us to celebrate clean energy's potential and push it forward with new urgency?
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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 5:07pm
Stanford Scientists Shockingly Reckless on Health Risk And Organics
I first heard about a new Stanford "study" downplaying the value of organics when this blog headline cried out from my inbox: "Expensive organic food isn't healthier and no safer than produce grown with pesticides, finds biggest study of its kind." What? Does the actual study say this?
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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:47pm
Corporations Can't Pledge Allegiance
Outcries against the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision , extending corporations' 1st Amendment rights, point to many advantages giving corporations the edge over natural persons: "Limited liability" protects company owners from personal responsibility for business debts; and corporations are virtually immortal -- a big advantage.
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