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James Beard Awards 2008: Frances Moore Lappé video

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Uploaded on Jun 9, 2008

When Diet for a Small Planet was first published in 1971, visionary and democracy advocate Frances Moore Lappé awakened a whole generation and changed the way people all over the world think about food, nutrition, and agriculture. In 2002, thirty years and three million copies later, Lappé followed up her bestseller with Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet. She is the author or co-author of sixteen books, many of which have been translated into more than a dozen languages; her most recent book, Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad was published in 2007. Co-founder of various national think-and-action-tank organizations including the Small Planet Institute, Institute for Food and Development Policy, and the Center for Living Democracy, in 1987 Lappé became the fourth American to receive the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize) for her "vision and work healing our

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