Diet for a Small Planet has ratings and reviews. Carmen said: This book ruined my childhood. This book made my mom put soy grits in spaghetti s. The book that started a revolution in the way Americans eat The extraordinary book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new. A Plowboy Interview with Frances Moore Lappe – fighting the world hunger myths .

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My paper copy is getting very tattered and worn so a new copy for my Kindle was warrented. And, back then, what she olanet to say was revolutionary. Most of my acquaintances get tremendous personal pleasure out of knowing that their lives smqll meaning beyond themselves. Essentially, they are the beliefs about the causes of hunger: For me, these are essentially peripheral and miss the point.

But being a woman has also been a great advantage, because it allowed me to keep from being locked into society’s expectations and institutions and enabled me to stand outside, ask the unorthodox questions, and uncover some of the central myths of the hunger issue.

The year was the turning point for me.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back inshe helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose. I believe they can be solved only as part francew an overall movement toward a more just sharing of economic and political power.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. She acknowledges there’s still hunger and malnutrition around the globe. I haven’t tried the recipes yet, and I can’t really take Lappe up on the command that we visit local food co-ops, but I’m sticking to my mostly-veg diet and trying to eat as local as possible in a desert in the middle of nowhere, and remain excited about the concept of others catching on as well.

You have to start by changing yourself. Having just read Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” I am looking at eating locally as much as possible to try to reduce that consumption. In fact, if two-thirds of America’s growers tried to live solely on the sales of their crops, their income would be well below the official poverty line. God I was such a loser moron head when I was a kid.

My lifetime is just a tiny wink in the sweep of history, and I believe that what I’m doing is part of along human evolutionary process, so I don’t expect to see all the changes I’ve dreamed of. This is very useful for students or Books portal Environment portal Feances portal s portal.

In the “capitalist” Philippines, for example, there are very few signs la;pe democratic participation. She flouts conventional right-versus-left divisions and affirms readers’ basic sanity – their intuitive knowledge that it is possible to stop grasping at straws and grasp the real roots of today’s crises, from hunger and poverty to climate change and terrorism.

Frances Moore Lappe: Diet for a Small Planet

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Using some of the info in my health coaching business, too! My sex has been a great handicap to me in that I was brought up to have a poor self-image and not to take my intellectual capacity seriously. Is there another that you prefer. Good read, but I think rather than updating DfaSP, she could have just written another book, a sequel if you please. It’s no longer a case of only the traditional tropical crops—such as bananas, pineapples, and coffee—being shipped out of Third World nations.


A few of these are: Then comes the real work.

Yes, and that area also shows a tremendous economic concentration. Heard on Morning Edition.

Frances Moore Lappe: Diet for a Small Planet

Set up a giveaway. I understand, of course, that grain-fed meat is not the cause of the world hunger problem-and eating some of it doesn’t directly take food out of the mouths of starving people-but it is, to me, a symbol and a symptom of the basic irrationality of a food system that’s divorced from human needs.

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Oct 11, Devon Trevarrow Flaherty rated it liked it Recommends it for: I find it strange that people are reading Michael Pollan as if he’s coming up with these brand new ideas, and here they are published already in With the buzz her book created, she was invited on to talk shows. People knew about all of these things since the s and haven’t changed anything!