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Life on the Edge

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into uncharted territory, with challenges that we have never seen before, but also fresh opportunities.

By Frances Moore Lappé

June 20, 2020

Announcing the 50th Anniversary Edition of Diet for a Small Planet Coming in Fall 2021

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Frances Moore Lappé welcomes you to share your version of recipes in her book. If your variation is used in this new edition, your name will appear in the book and you’ll receive a signed copy.

Frances thanks you in advance! 

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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.

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