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Diet for a Hot Planet: The climate crisis at the end of your fork and what you can do about it

Diet for a Hot Planet
Photos from the Trip

ISBN 1596916591

By Anna Blythe Lappé


Anna Lappé’s message is timely and empowering. Instead of waiting for politicians to do the right thing, we can make simple changes to our diet, enjoy it, and help change the world." —Eric Schlosser, Author of Fast Food Nation​ Nothing is more important than connecting the way we eat to global warming. After all, food is an everyday need for everyone. Anna Lappé shows us that eating with intention is our responsibility and our pleasure." —Alice Waters, Chef, Author, and the Proprietor of Chez Panisse Anna Lappé’s Diet for a Hot Planet does for the present generation what her mother’s Diet for a Small Planet did for the last: empower us to think in a new way about how food affects our own health as well as that of the planet. Her inspiring book makes it clear that food choices matter to climate change and that each of us, voting with our forks, can make a real difference in ensuring a more sustainable food system. I want all my students to read this powerful book." —Marion Nestle, Author of Food Politics In this tour-de-force, Anna Lappé provides readable, lively, and much-needed answers to question that all too few of us understand: how does our food affect the planet?" —Raj Patel, Author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System Diet for a Hot Planet should revolutionize our debate – and our diet – just as much as Diet for a Small Planet did back in 1971." —Jill Richardson, Founder of, Author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do To Fix It​ [This book] is a wake-up call to happy, complacent eaters, not unlike Rachel Carson's iconic Silent Spring. Lappé shows how modern agriculture contributes to global warming and how we can and should work to adapt it but also eat around it. Like her mother, food activist and writer Frances Moore Lappé, Anna Lappé's scope is global. This is not a book about where to get the best goat cheese. It's about how to keep people around the world from starving while we in the Western world die of diabetes." —Los Angeles Times Diet for a Hot Planet exposes the myths of industrial agriculture and focuses attention on the greenhouse gas emissions embedded in our current food system. It should be required reading for all environmental activists looking for practical steps to address climate change by reforming food production, processing, and distribution." —Nevin Cohen, Assistant Professor, The New School This book has the power to lift us out of our despair and propel us toward a sustainable future. With the dexterity of a true story-teller, Anna Lappé clearly outlines the complexity in the connections between our food system, our health, and the health of our planet." —Ana Joanesl, Director, FRESH

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