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Frances Moore Lappe

Great News From The UK?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 07.20.2016 | Good News
Frances Moore Lappe

From $2 to $3 trillion--that's the yearly cost of (mostly hidden) damage done to our natural resources by increasingly capital-intensive agriculture, ...

When Eco-Battle Cries Backfire

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

We've exceeded the destruction of nature that humanity can wreak without causing horrific, irreparable loss and suffering. We've disrupted nature's regenerative powers.

I Was a Covert Agent in the War on Poverty

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Frances Moore Lappe

Okay, I didn't wear a hidden mic. (Did they have those in '67?) I didn't don gloves to mask my fingerprints that hot summer in Philly. But, I was truly an infiltrator, a provocateur-for-progress in the War on Poverty declared 50 years ago this month.

Meatless Monday: No Labels, All Heart -- Mollie Katzen and 'The Heart of the Plate'

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Mollie Katzen, author of the beloved "The Moosewood Cookbook," that 1970s volume that defined (and fed) a generation, didn't invent vegetarianism. She...

Will Oxford Students Speak Out to Protect the Integrity of Their University?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
Frances Moore Lappe

Ultimately, the question before Oxford University students right now is whether they will demand that their university's press hold to the same standards that are required of them.

What's the Difference Between Fox News and Oxford University Press?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.05.2012 | Books
Frances Moore Lappe

Democracy depends on honest, fair, accurate debate. Without it, we can't possibly meet today's challenges. And if academic presses don't hold the line -- when fair discourse in the wider culture is in collapse -- who will?

Moby's New Bedfellows: The Vegan & The Hog Farmer

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerusha Klemperer

How did Moby end up editing a book with a contribution by a sustainable hog farmer? We are at an interesting moment, I think, one in which the vegans are trying a new tact.

The Future of Farming And Food: Corporate Culture Infiltrates Eco Farm

Makenna Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Makenna Goodman

Mother Earth wasn't the only thing watering the soil at Eco Farm 2010. Big business, too, came to rain on the parade.

Moving From Lack to Hope

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

Frances Moore Lappé is a humorous, energetic dynamo. She's a democracy advocate, as well as a world food and hunger expert. Her Grand Junction speech was titled, "Getting a Grip on Democracy."

Americans Wouldn't Want To Be Like Them! (Oh, Yeah?)

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frances Moore Lappe

No culture can expect to look to another for answers, wholesale. But wouldn't it be tragic if we let mindless labels and manipulated stereotypes block us from inspiration and practical ideas just because they arise elsewhere?

Is Clinton's 2012 Campaign Under Way?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

But now that it's clear to virtually everyone that -- barring some catastrophic event -- Clinton will not be the nominee in 2008, her actions seem to make sense only as a 2012 strategy.