Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappe
Co-Founder, Co-Director, Small Planet Institute

Frances Moore Lappé is a democracy advocate and world food and hunger expert who has authored or co-authored 16 books. She is the co-founder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and, more recently, Small Planet Institute, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. She is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (aka the “Alternative Nobel,”) and her first book, "Diet for a Small Planet," sold three million copies and is considered “the blueprint for eating with a small carbon footprint since long before the term was coined."   [JM Hirsch, Associated Press] Her most recent book "Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad," was awarded the Nautilus Gold/“Best in Small Press” award.

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