Documentary to Highlight Those Finding Solutions to Hunger, Poverty, Landlessness

Originally published in Food Tank A documentary film adapted from the book Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé launched on Kickstarter in May 2017. Fifteen years after the book’s original publication in 2002, Luis Medina, a graduate Food Studies student at New York University, hopes to […]

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The Empathy of Food at TEDxBerkeley

Fifteen years ago, when I was giving my first public speech—in front of 2,000 people no less—I terrifyingly prodded everyone I knew for advice. One friend offered me simple advice that has stuck with me ever since. “Do you feel like you have something important to say?” she asked. I replied a quick “Yes, but…” Before […]

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Hope’s Edge

Originally published in Earth Island Journal Nearly two decades ago, I stood on a train platform in the city of Bhatinda in the north Indian state of Punjab at sunrise. Flies buzzed. Young men dozed nearby with legs curled up for warmth. Next to me stood Afsar Jafri, an organic farming advocate who had been […]

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100+ FOOD AND AG GROUPS STAND WITH LABOR AND TELL SENATORS TO VOTE NO ON ANDY PUZDER NOMINATION

Add Your Organization to the Sign-On Letter United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 January 30, 2017 RE: Nomination of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor Dear Senators: Our organizations urge you to oppose the nomination of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor. This nomination represents another in a string of Trump administration appointments that betrays […]

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School Lunches Across the U.S. May Be Moving Towards Healthy Organic Food

Schools are beginning to explore sustainable procurement policies. Originally posted on Alternet By Anna Lappé January 18, 2017 When you picture school lunch what comes to mind? Gooey pizza and floppy French fries, or fresh organic produce and chicken raised without routine antibiotics? My guess is the former. But thanks to advocates around the country, […]

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For Our Food Systems Sake, Let’s Say “No” to Corporate Consolidation

When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their thoughts. In this interview with Ensia contributor Lisa Palmer for Ensia’s 2017 print annual, I responded to three questions: What will be the biggest challenge to address or opportunity to grasp in your field in 2017? Why? […]

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Good Food Rising

Originally published in Earth Island Journal By Anna Lappé December 1, 2016 When you picture school lunch what comes to mind? Gooey pizza and floppy French fries, or fresh organic produce and chicken raised without routine antibiotics? My guess is the former. But thanks to advocates around the country, someday it may just be the […]

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A Big Blow for Big Soda

Originally published in Civil Eats By Anna Lappé on November 10, 2016 As we begin to sort through the post-election rubble, it’s worth taking a close look at what happened with soda taxes at the ballot box. This year, Big Soda spent nearly $39 million to stop taxes on sugary beverages in five U.S. cities. […]

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