What the ‘Insect Apocalypse’ Has to Do With the Food We Eat

Lappé talks to environmental scientist and ecologist Francisco Sánchez-Bayo about his new research on global insect decline and the under-reported connection to agriculture. by Anna Lappé, Civil Eats   In early 2019, the journal Biological Conservation published findings from a study about global insect decline that did what few such scientific journal articles ever do: It hit the front […]

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ClimateOne: Plate to Planet with Anna Lappé and Mark Kurlansky

Anna had a blast with  Mark Kurlansky at ClimateOne in San Francisco discussing food, climate, and farming. Listen to the podcast episode here, watch a short clip of Anna on the scalability of organic farming, and make sure to follow ClimateOne for more podcasts and events like this.   Find this discussion at ClimateOne’s website.  Photo […]

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The Billion-Dollar Business to Sell Us Crappy Food

by Anna Lappé for Al Jazeera America At the turn of the last century, the father of public relations, Edward Bernays, launched the Celiac Project, whose medical professionals recommended bananas to benefit celiac disease sufferers. Those pitched on the sweet fruit’s miraculous properties didn’t know the project was actually created for the United Fruit Co., […]

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The Long, Dirty Trail of Fake Science

by Anna Lappé for Al Jazeera America “Doubt is our product,” wrote executives for tobacco giant Brown & Williamson in a now infamous 1969 memo on industry communications strategy. The memo was revealed during discovery in class-action lawsuits against tobacco companies that would eventually yield a trove of 85 million pages. Among those pages are […]

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