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Published on Aug 1, 2006
Frances Moore Lappe has authored or co-authored 15 books, including the three-million-copy bestseller 'Diet for a Small Planet', which awakened many to the needlessness of hunger in a world of plenty. She is co-founder of two organizations - Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and Small Planet Institute. In 1987 she received the Right Livelihood Award. Her most recent books include 'Hope's Edge' written with her daughter Anna Lappe, about democratic social movements worldwide and 'Democracy's Edge' about the historic transition from democracy understood as a structure of government to democracy embraced as a way of life. Lappe has received 17 honorary doctorates from distinguished institutions including The University of Michigan and was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000-2001.