FOOD, HUNGER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Building on Frances Moore Lappé’s path-breaking Diet for a Small Planet, the Institute continues to combat the myth of scarcity in a world of plenty. Frances and Anna Lappé’s Hope’s Edge deepened the analysis of the ways in which we can feed the world sustainably.

 

Then, drawing on their earlier classic study, Frances and Joseph Collins released the fully rewritten World Hunger: 10 Myths. Now, Senior Researcher Timothy A. Wise extends the institute’s work with Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (New Press, February 2019).

Directed by Timothy A. Wise, the program provides research and analysis on global, national, and local efforts to promote climate-resilient sustainable agricultural development in some of the world’s poorest countries. Wise brings a rights-based approach to understanding persistent hunger and poverty in a world of plenty, examining:

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STORYTELLING, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, AND STRATEGY FOR THE FOOD MOVEMENT.

We use media and storytelling strategies to strengthen the food movement by decoding corporate spin, revealing the true cost of industrial food, and showing how, together, we can transform the food system.  We expose industry spin, bust food myths, and challenge corporate power.

Key initiatives include:

BOOKS

Diet for a Small Planet, Diet for a Hot Planet, World Hunger: 10 Myths, EcoMind, Grub, Hope's Edge, Eating Tomorrow

OUR RESOURCES & ANALYSIS

Huffington Post: "My Best Gift, Ever: I Just Saw the Solution to World Hunger"

Great Transition Initiative: "Farming for a Small Planet: Agroecology Now"

Cambridge University's Ethics & International Affairs: "How We Count Hunger Matters"

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the Institute of writers, speakers, & activists Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé

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