Stories by Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé is the co-founder of Food First and the author of the three-million copy Diet For a Small Planet. Her latest book is EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want (Nation Books, 2013).  subscribe to Frances Moore Lappé's feed

Posted on: Jul 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies.

Posted on: May 23, 2016, Source: Great Transition Initiative

Organic agriculture is the only way to ensure that all people have access to sufficient, healthful food.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015, Source: Food First

Could the way people think about hunger be the greatest obstacle to ending it?

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: YES! Magazine

Since I first published “Diet for a Small Planet” in 1971, the movement for food that is good for our bodies and our planet has blossomed beyond what I ever imagined. Here’s how.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2013, Source: YES! Magazine

Feelings of fear and powerlessness are driving the cycle of violence that surrounds us. To change that, we need to recognize that we need each other to thrive as individuals.

Posted on: May 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The right has long co-opted the idea of freedom for its political advancement. What if progressives took it back?

Posted on: Apr 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Imagine what would happen if we stopped blaming and started living democracy. Imagine what could change if we realized our power to remove big money from its dominance.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Knee-jerk reactions to words like "socialism" and "capitalism" get us nowhere. We need to first define the terms.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Bad people are not to blame for our problems and better people can't make everything right. We need to create the social conditions that bring out the best in everyone.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2006, Source: The Nation

Most people would agree that we have a right to live; so a right to food--essential to life--doesn't seem like a stretch.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In a region of northern Italy, the author of 'Diet For a Small Planet' discovered a cooperative approach to living that actually enhances human dignity.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A group of former Trade Center workers turned their grief into a dream: a new employee-owned restaurant.