A Higher Wage for All Workers

by Anna Lappé for Al Jazeera America Let’s say you are a waitress or waiter. Let’s say you worked the night of Jan. 28. And let’s imagine that somewhere in your restaurant a big-screen television beamed President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address while you were taking orders, delivering food and busing dishes. Like […]

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Grist’s Coverage on GMOs: What’s Really at Stake

by Anna Lappé for Civil Eats   If you’ve been reading the running commentary over at Grist for the past six months, journalist Nathanael Johnson has been opining about genetic engineering in agriculture, diving into the debate and surfacing now with a final “what I learned” piece. His column has gotten a lot of attention […]

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Pharma to Farms, Cultivating the Germs that Won’t Die

by Anna Lappé for Al Jazeera America In 1982, my father, the late toxicologist and medical ethicist Dr. Marc Lappé, published “Germs That Won’t Die,” raising the alarm about the overuse of antibiotics and the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. He would have no idea that nearly four decades later, the crisis has only gotten worse. […]

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Walmart and the Grinch Who Stole Thanksgiving

by Anna Lappé for Civil Eats   Today, as we dig into our Thanksgiving leftovers–for us, that’s pumpkin pudding and my mother-in-laws famous nutloaf–we’ll be thinking about the Walmart workers around the country who are bravely stepping away from their jobs to bring attention to the paltry pay and poor working conditions by the country’s […]

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Leaked IPCC report must be catalyst for a reassessment of global food system

by Lindsey Allen and Anna Lappé for The Guardian   In case it wasn’t already clear, there is now consensus that climate change will have a significant impact on the world’s food systems. A leaked draft of the newest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underscored the serious threat climate […]

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This Food Day, Feast on FEEST

by Anna Lappé for Huffington Post   Today for the third year in a row, thousands of people from all 50 states, will be celebrating a new national event: Food Day. Started by the Center for Science in the Public Interest with support from grassroots activists and community organizations around the country, Food Day is […]

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Hey Big Food, Our Children are None of Your Business

by Anna Lappé for Corporate Accountability International   Did you know that Nabisco touts a preschool-age “Oreo Cookie Counting Book” and Hershey’s publishes a “Hershey’s Kisses Multiplication Book”? Did you know that these books are just one of the countless tactics Big Food uses to market to our kids throughout their lives — even in […]

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