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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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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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 6:42am
The Solution to Citizens United That No One Is Talking About
Could a narrow focus on Citizens United actually set back our drive for democracy? That's been a real worry of mine, but my thinking has been fussy. So I was relieved to see Matt Bai, the New York Times Magazine 's political correspondent, take on the challenge of deciphering what can and cannot be laid at the feet of this awful ruling.
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Friday, April 20, 2012 - 2:22pm
Free Your (Eco) Mind
Gradually it’s dawned on me: We humans are creatures of the mind. We perceive the world according to our core, often unacknowledged, assumptions. They determine, literally, what we can see and what we cannot. Nothing so wrong with that, perhaps—except that, in this crucial do-or-die moment, we’re stuck with a mental map that is life-destroying.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 3:53pm
What's the Difference Between Fox News and Oxford University Press?
Eighteen months ago I read a book that changed my life. Yeah, yeah, I know... sounds corny. But it's not what you think. This book changed my life not because of what it said but because of what it didn't say. On a nothing-special summer afternoon in 2010, I sat in the Cambridge Public Library preparing a speech on something I'd been studying for decades. I plugged "world hunger" into the library's computer. Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know popped up.
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Friday, September 16, 2011 - 8:44am
The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities
Editor's Note from The Nation: Frances Moore Lappé's essay below kicks off The Nation's forum on the food movement. Raj Patel , Vandana Shiva , Eric Schlosser , and Michael Pollan have contributed replies.
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