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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Frances Moore Lappe–author of fifteen books, including three-million-copy bestseller Diet for a Dift Planet –distills her world-spanning experience and wisdom in a conversational yet hard-hitting style to create a rare “aha” book. But does anyone really know what effect heavily processed foods might have mooe those who use them?

All the full-time staff is involved with the decision-making processes—in everything from personnel to salaries—and we’re having to find out by trial and error how to work well together.

Because as far as I’m concerned, the planet isn’t big enough for the both of us. My sex has been smalll great handicap to me in that I was brought up to have a poor self-image and not to take my intellectual capacity seriously. It encompasses a lot of important points and really takes a thorough look at all of the intricacies of our current food system.

No doubt inwhen one referred to “Worcestershire sauce” or “Italian dressing”, HFCS had not yet become quite so ubiquitous an ingredient. Then in latein my basement library hideaway, I discovered a few facts about the Fod.

But once again, it’s essential that we not oversimplify. You simply can’t have a genuine political democracy without economic democracy as well. The author is very interested in sharing her findings on modern democracy and her opinions about it, which is appropriate, at least from her stand point, but does get repetitive and is hardly the informational recipe book for vegetarians that I expected.


What’s astonishing is quite how thoroughly she stated, 25 years ago, everything that current food politics writers Pollan, Nestle are still reiterating. Vegans Vegetarians Vegetarian festivals Vegetarian organizations Vegetarian restaurants. Like gods of change? Return to Book Page. Lappe, What did you have for breakfast? We have to let go of the fear of change. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

In countries where economic control is concentrated in the hands of a few, our aid strengthens the local and foreign elite. And I believe that doing so can plnaet for a very exciting and joyous existence. The book has sold over three million copies and was groundbreaking for arguing that world hunger is not caused by a lack of food but by ineffective food policy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe : The Salt : NPR

It’s been only in very recent history that we’ve begun—on a society-wide basis-to demolish myths that kept huge segments of the population in place for centuries and justified the status quo. Highly recommended – probably suggest reading the 20th anniversary edition that’s out if you’ve fir read the book, although I have not read that edition.

My reaction is exactly opposite to that!

Consider just one recently created food, a pie filling that’s made by liquefying whole fruit, injecting sugar into it, and then re-forming it into perfectly shaped little berries or what have you!

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None of that is true! I learned much of what I know about the impact of our foreign aid programs during my years of study and work following the first edition of Diet for a Small Planet. Showing of reviews. This revision due out in June explains the evolution of her thought and work What’s more, our feed grain exports molre gone up fourfold in the last decade. But I am convinced that we can learn valuable lessons from other countries.


This one is for reading. Oct 11, Devon Trevarrow Flaherty rated it liked it Recommends it for: Of course, I had to grow into that sort of freedom myself. Oct 08, Carmen rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I do not believe in the word ‘diet’. My work, though, is in the United States, and we still have a long way to go.

She makes the connection between today’s ffor and food production systems and global capitalism. 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. This just seemed to go against the updated portions of the book as it pretty much made a case for keeping cows on mass farms even though she stated earlier it was a waste of resources. It is still as good and as useful in helping ensure balanced nutrition with a meat free diet!

Looking back, I realize that I became a lacto-ovo vegetarian a few years after I read this, and I’m wondering if it had more of an influence than I’ve ever realized. This page was last edited on 14 Mayat If they don’t attempt to beat each other out of shares of the market by pricing, how do these giant planef compete? Rethinking the Science of Nutrition.