Anna Lappé

Anna Lappé

Anna Lappé  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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Thursday, October 14, 2004
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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Thursday, July 25, 2002
Organic Diet for a Small Planet
I have just returned from my first visit to Canada. As I'm sure many Americans do, I kept an internal tally: This is like the United States, this is not. I was pleasantly surprised by all the ways Montreal differed from cities to the south: the open-air markets, the jazz festival, the street festivals, the feeling of community, and the valuing of public spaces. So I was unnerved after glancing at The Globe and Mail to see something upsettingly familiar. "It's pesticide-free, but is it better?" the headline asked. I had a weird sense of déjà vu.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2002
A Better Way to Feed the Hungry
Bill Gates thinks he's got a brilliant idea: fighting malnutrition abroad by fortifying food. The scheme, backed with $50 million from the Gates Foundation, in part encourages Proctor & Gamble, Philip Morris' Kraft, and other companies to develop vitamin and iron-fortified processed foods. It then facilitates their entry into Third World markets.
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Thursday, April 18, 2002
Dispel the Myth That Cheap Food Comes Without High Costs
Earth Day is a perfect time to celebrate the first, true gift of the Earth to us: food. Before we toss our hats into the air, though, we might want to start with an admission. While we in the United States like to think we're blessed with the world's best and cheapest food, we've actually let market prices lie to us.
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