Frances Moore Lappe’
Sept 19, 2021
“Diet for a Small Planet” hit the country like a bomb fifty years ago, as it told of the hunger of hundreds of millions around our globe. But its surprise was not that there was a scarcity of food. It told us instead that the reason for the hunger was the waste and injustice in our corporate-dominated and meat-centered food system.
And now, fifty years later, one in five children young children are stunted by malnutrition. Frances Moore Lappe’ tells us what has happened during that fifty years and why the growing global movement toward healthy farming and healthy eating require both our “everyday choices and our courage…” our willingness to: “challenge concentrated economic and political power”, establish rules that put our health and Earth first, and to DO IT NOW!
Lappe’ cites the ways food-related issues, and livestock production in particular, continue or increase the climate crisis.
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