Diet for a Small Planet: 50th Anniversary Edition
Diet for a Small Planet | 50th Anniversary Edition
by Frances Moore Lappé with support from Anna Lappé and recipe developer, Wendy Lopez
Diet for a Small Planet is the1971 bestselling book by Frances Moore Lappé that first awakened readers to the waste and destruction built into a grain-fed, meat-centered eating. At the time, books such as The Population Bomb warned of scarcity; but Lappé showed that humans are creating the experience of scarcity even as we produce plenty of food per person. She argued that hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food but a scarcity of power among those who go hungry—in other words, a scarcity of democracy. She made the case for plant-centered eating because it is best for our bodies, the earth, animals, and for those who produce our food. She welcomed readers to see our everyday choices as a form of power to create health for ourselves and our planet. This extraordinary book has sold over three million copies worldwide in multiple languages. It featured simple guidelines for a healthy diet and more than one hundred meat-free recipes. In this revised special edition, Frances Moore Lappé dives even deeper, showing us how plant- and planet-centered eating can help restore our damaged ecology, address the climate crisis, and move us toward real democracy. The completely revised recipe section includes more than 85 plant-centered recipes, including special offerings from renowned chefs. Sharing her personal journey and how this revolutionary book shaped her own life, Lappé offers a fascinating philosophy on changing yourself—and the world—that can start with changing the way we eat.