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50th Anniversary Edition of Diet for a Small Planet

Book Released: September 21, 2021

By Frances Moore Lappé 

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Discover the book that revolutionized the meaning of our food choices and sold more than 3 million copies—now in a 50th-anniversary edition with a timely introduction plus new and updated plant-centered recipes

This new edition features eighty-five updated plant-centered recipes, including more than a dozen new delights from celebrity chefs including Mark Bittman, Padma Lakshmi, Alice Waters, José Andrés, Bryant Terry, Mollie Katzen, and Sean Sherman.

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LATEST WORKS

Crisis of Trust

Coming Soon!

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Democracy lives on honest dialogue and dies on a diet of lies. But how can democratic cultures that prize freedom of speech also protect themselves against disinformation’s damage? We hope the inspirational stories from nations taking on this task will fortify our determination to meet this challenge as well as offer us practical ideas we might adapt to our own realities.

 IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

Crisis, Opportunity, and the Power of Hope

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An easy-to-digest tour of inspiring ways US cities, states, and farms are stepping up to meet the climate crisis.

DARING DEMOCRACY
Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection
for the America We Want

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Read Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen's Daring Democracy, a bold take on America's democracy crisis with powerful solutions for regular citizens to get involved.

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The New York Times - Style

The Godmother of ‘Plant-Based’ Living

"On a recent afternoon, Ms. Lappé welcomed a reporter into her home in a leafy town outside Boston to talk about the way we eat, then and now. Despite her success — “Diet” has sold more than three million copies, and she was named a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, a kind of alternative Nobel Prize — Ms. Lappé, or Frankie to her friends, is a down-to-earth, cheerful woman of 77. She greeted her guest with a warm bowl of Comforting Carrot and Onion Soup, one of the recipes included in “Diet,” which she specially prepared that morning..." Read More

 

By Steven Kurutz

November 20, 2021

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VIRTUAL AND HYBRID EVENTS!

Frances and Anna are happy to join your event virtually!  Both have experience speaking at
events with online formats. Check out Anna and Frances' latest events,
which they spoke at together for the 50th-anniversary edition book launch of Diet for a Small Planet, in September 2021, and Frances spoke as Indiana University's Patten Lecturer in November 2021.
  

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Small Planet Institute spreads an empowering understanding of democracy as the wide dispersion of power, transparency in public affairs, and a culture of mutual accountability. We call it Living Democracy, enabling each of us to act effectively on emerging solutions from electoral politics and economic life to the environment, hunger, agriculture, and beyond.

Our goal is thus a future where all communities are thriving with dignity as Living Democracies, fulfilling our essential needs for personal power, meaning, and connection. 

ABOUT SMALL PLANET INSTITUTE

At the Small Planet Institute, we believe that ideas have enormous power. So we seek to identify core, often unspoken, assumptions—economic, political, and psychological—now driving humanity to take our planet in directions that none of us individually would ever choose. In addressing this tragedy, Small Planet focuses on solutions: From the crisis of needless hunger to that of democracy itself, we offer evidence-based, life-serving frames of understanding and stories of possibility to enable all of us to perceive and join in solutions emerging everywhere.

Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.”  - Frances Moore Lappé