Anna has spoken at hundreds of events around the country and the world, from emceeing a benefit at Sotheby’s for a local food charity to speaking at a freegan dinner where all food was scavenged from dumpsters – Anna has experience with a wide variety of audiences and is comfortable with a broad range of formats.



 Talk types include:

  • Keynote lectures
  • TED-style talks
  • Moderating interactive and lively panels
  • Participatory workshops
  • Lecture courses and seminars
  • Emceeing fundraisers
  • Intimate benefit dinners

 Talk topics include: 

  • Food Systems and the Environment
  • Food and Climate Change
  • Agribusiness
  • The Food Movement
  • Organic Food and Farming
  • Agroecology and Global Food Movements
  • Roots of Hunger and the Real Solutions
  • Food Marketing to Children and Teens
  • Fairness for Food Workers

Sample Talk Titles

Food/Agriculture and Climate Change
  • The Future of Food: Feeding the World, Healing the Planet
  • Eat the Sky: Seven Principles of Climate-Smart Food


Organic Food and Farming
  • The ABCs of GMOs: The 5 Things You Need to Know About GMOs
  • The Organic Future: How What We Eat Affects Our Health and the Planet
  • The Real Dirt on Organic Food: 6 Reasons Why Organic Food Is Better for You and the Planet


Real Roots of Hunger and Real Solutions
  • Building Real Food Communities: Food System Change from the Bottom Up
  • Fat, Famine, and Froot Loops: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do About It
  • Fixing Food: 6 Steps to Cleaner, Safer, Healthier Food


Junk Food Marketing to Kids

  • Shrek, Shaq, and Sugar: Food Marketing to Kids and the Health Crisis
  • Commercial-Free Kids: 7 Steps to De-Marketing Our Children and Why It Matters


Fairness for Food Workers 
  • Putting Justice on the Table
  • The Hands That Feed Us: 7 Steps to Fair Food Now
Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan

Author, The Omnivore's Dilemma

"Anna brings incredible energy and clarity to her talks. She's a natural teacher."

Alice Waters

Alice Waters

Chez Panisse and The Edible Schoolyard Project

"Anna is a beautifully passionate and persuasive advocate of edible education. She sees the big picture, and understands how flavorful, nourishing food is the way to solve issues of both the environment and social justice."

Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle

Professor, New York University

"Anna Lappé is a breath of fresh air in the food world. Her work links food production to the health of people, communities, and the planet. She is one of the few people focusing on the way food fits into the big picture of the world economy, climate change, and globalization. We need this kind of thinking."