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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The Man Who Fought Monsanto Will Leave a Lasting Legacy

By Anna Lappé, Civil Eats A San Francisco jury has ruled in the first court case against the chemical company Monsanto, finding that its signature products, glyphosate-based herbicides Roundup and Ranger Pro, are associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—and that the company acted with malice and negligence in failing to warn consumers. They awarded the plaintiff, 46-year old […]

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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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