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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Letter to the NYTimes Editor

Dear friends, If there is one article I would suggest you all read to understand some of my and many others main concerns about genetically engineered seeds, it’s this A1 story in The Times:  “Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops.” I cannot stress enough what an enormous moment this is: Finally, the argument […]

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James Beard Foundation Award Speech

WHAT A NIGHT. I’m still reeling from the excitement of sharing the stage with some of my personal heroes as we took an evening to celebrate the inspiring efforts for a more just food system. Big thanks to the James Beard Foundation for the honor – and to my fellow awardees – I’m so heartened […]

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Big Soda Bullies

Originally published in The Examiner San Francisco October 16, 2016 OAKLAND, CA – Even as the evidence is clear that their products are making us sick, soda giants— Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper-Snapple — are spending millions to try to stop us from doing anything about it. How sick? When UCLA published its findings of diabetes and […]

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Recently interviewed on Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

This October has been a busy month! Leading up to the James Beard Leadership Award ceremony in NYC, I spoke with Lauren Schiller on Inflection Point. Every episode features conversations that share the stories and insights of the women who are shaping our future. For more great interviews visit InflectionPointRadio.org Original post by Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller […]

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappé

My mom, Francis Moore Lappé and I were recently invited to speak with Allison Aubrey on NPR’s Morning Edition series Boundbreakers: People Who Make A Difference.  The conversation was hopeful after looking back on the progress of a lifetime of shared work however, we both agree  a lot remains to be done. We hope you enjoy listening […]

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