Diet for a Small Planet has ratings and reviews. Carmen said: This book ruined my childhood. This book made my mom put soy grits in spaghetti s. The book that started a revolution in the way Americans eat The extraordinary book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new. A Plowboy Interview with Frances Moore Lappe – fighting the world hunger myths .

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Wow, this book was excellent. She acknowledges there’s still hunger and malnutrition around the globe. There’s an awful lot of mistrust in the world.

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The lwppe didn’t interest me very much, though, as they seemed full of “exotic” ingredients that require a lot of petroleum consumption to get them to my corner of the world. It’s often said that I’m against technology or increased dit production. She’s gone on to write many more books, including Food First: Through various college classes, discussions with friends, and articles I’ve consumed over the francds I’ve already been exposed to nearly all of the concepts in the book, but that is likely in large part because of the book.

For a first book it was inspirational. What with the struggle in Vietnam, the civil rights movement, and the war on poverty, our country seemed to be in a terrible state. The author is concerned with world hunger, I am more concerned with the small planet, but an informative book.

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This goal is a lot easier to achieve, of course, for folks who quit shopping in supermarkets and start using cooperative food stores and farmers’ markets. It was Frances Moore Lappe’s great gift to us to throw out the concept that something called an “entree” must center the dinner table, be it a great sullen lump of animal protein or a substitute like tofurkey. Good read, but I think rather than updating DfaSP, she could have just written another book, a sequel if you please.


She was a hippie who gave my Nixon-loving parents fits. I wish this book had included more vegan recipes, as well as more tables on the amino acid structures of proteins though it has numerous useful tables. The version of the book I read iswhich was written almost 30 years ago.

Also, it now strikes me as overly simplistic to blame Third-World hunger overwhelmingly on the huge multinational corporations. To me, defeating the entrenched interests that want to maintain repression is only the first step. But Mom was onto something. My work, though, is in the United States, and we still have a long way to go. English Choose a language for shopping.

What she said when she loaned me her copy of the book was that meat was very expensive and hard-on-the-planet to produce whereas grains were not.

It’s now the sixth largest recipient of U. She’s written a book, Diet For A Hot Planeton how agriculture and our food choices influence greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Editorial Reviews From the Inside Flap Here again is the extraordinary bestselling book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating– one that remains a complete guide for eating well in the 90s.

But I am convinced that we can learn valuable lessons from other countries. People have to have basic trust and good will if group decision-making is to work at all!

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I also learned that most Americans consume about twice the protein their bodies can dlet. We need to be open to new structures so we and they can evolve.


Dec 20, kate added it. Customers who bought this item also bought. Is there another that you prefer. I used to think that the “good life” moofe settling down with a family and career. But she had a bigger message to deliver. Right now, throughout most of the world, fewer and fewer people are in charge of making the decisions about food production. It became possible, then, to figure out what I, as an individual, could do.

Jung called it enantiodromia – a shadow racing towards its opposite when pressures francss heightened. Yet in the world today we can see extremely antidemocratic economic structures in both “socialist” and “capitalist” systems, and democratic elements in both, as well.

francess Jul 19, Katie francew it liked it Shelves: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Yes, most people are so overwhelmed by the horror of world hunger that they feel paralyzed. Hungry people throughout the world can’t afford to buy that food, so it’s fed to livestock and converted to meat. Your Low Calorie Diet program. I’ve heard you use the phrase “economic democracy”. Frances Moore Lappe–author of fifteen books, including three-million-copy bestseller Diet for a Small Planet –distills her world-spanning experience and wisdom in a conversational yet hard-hitting style to create a rare “aha” book.

It’s not a case of the wealthy world ripping off the impoverished world.

Frances Moore Lappe: Diet for a Small Planet

Gor Tips in Every Issue! I was given the first version by an aunt who was vegetarian and read it cover-to-cover, and later used it as a guidebook for my forays into vegetarianism. There is also a great deal of practical nutrition information. God I was such a loser moron head when I was a kid.