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Nearly four decades after her mother, Frances Moore Lappé, published Diet for a Small Planet, sparking a revolution in our thinking about the social and environmental impact of our food choices, Anna Lappé picks up the conversation, examining another hidden cost of our food system: the climate crisis. From raising cattle in industrial-scale feedlots to razing rainforests to make palm oil for Pop-Tarts, the choices we make about how we put food on our plates, and what we do with the waste, contribute to as much as one third of total greenhouse-gas emissions. Lappé exposes the interests resisting this crucial conversation while she educates and empowers readers and eaters committed to healing the planet.

Praise for Diet for a Hot Planet:

"[An] important book … When it comes to climate change, junk food may prove even more destructive than SUVs. Lappé's message is timely and empowering."-Eric Schlosser, author of FastFood Nation

"Accessibly written, rationally argued and focused on action over rhetoric, the book will interest parents, foodies, economists, committed vegetarians, moral omnivores, environmentalists, health enthusiasts and anyone interested in actually doing something about climate change while government responses stagnate. An essential toolkit for readers looking for a pragmatic climate-response action plan of their own."-Kirkus Reviews

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Nearly four decades after her mother, Frances Moore Lappe, published Diet for a Small Planet, sparking a revolution in our thinking about the social and environmental impact of our food choices, Anna Lappe picks up the conversation, examining another hidden cost of our food system: the climate crisis. From raising cattle in industrial-scale feedlots to razing rainforests to make palm oil for Pop-Tarts, the choices we make about how we put food on our plates, and what we do with the waste, contribute to as much as one third of total greenhouse-gas emissions. Lappe exposes the interests resisting this crucial conversation while she educates and empowers readers and eaters committed to healing the planet.

Praise for Diet for a Hot Planet:

An] important book ... When it comes to climate change, junk food may prove even more destructive than SUVs. Lappe's message is timely and empowering.--Eric Schlosser, author of FastFood Nation

Accessibly written, rationally argued and focused on action over rhetoric, the book will interest parents, foodies, economists, committed vegetarians, moral omnivores, environmentalists, health enthusiasts and anyone interested in actually doing something about climate change while government responses stagnate. An essential toolkit for readers looking for a pragmatic climate-response action plan of their own.--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Anna Lappé is the co-author of Grubb and Hope's Edge (with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé). She is currently host for MSN's Practical Guide to Healthy Living and is co-host for the public television series, The Endless Feast. Named one of Time magazine's "Eco-Who's Who," she is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute. Anna's writing has been published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and Canada's Globe and Mail. She writes a bi-monthly column on sustainability for Spirituality and Health and contributes book reviews to the San Francisco Chronicle and the New Scientist. Her Web site is www.takeabite.cc.

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eclift, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by eclift)
Lappe, daughter of Frances Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet) carries on her mother's tradition of helping us (the average reader/consumer of food) understand how large an impact the food system has on social and environmental problems--how big a negative impact that is. Although Anna Lappe is probably preaching to the choir a bit much (some details seem to go on forever), the tongue-in-cheek humor sprinkled throughout the book along with the talking points to help aide against naysayers keep this book interesting. A fast-paced read, appropriate for people concerned about reducing their carbon (not to mention methane) footprints.
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ISBN:
9781608194650
Author:
Lappe, Anna
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
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Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Healthy Living
Subject:
General
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Environmental Studies-Environment
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Regional & Ethnic - Caribbean & West Indian
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Publication Date:
20110331
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
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English
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charts and graphs
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352
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8 x 6 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Nearly four decades after her mother, Frances Moore Lappe, published Diet for a Small Planet, sparking a revolution in our thinking about the social and environmental impact of our food choices, Anna Lappe picks up the conversation, examining another hidden cost of our food system: the climate crisis. From raising cattle in industrial-scale feedlots to razing rainforests to make palm oil for Pop-Tarts, the choices we make about how we put food on our plates, and what we do with the waste, contribute to as much as one third of total greenhouse-gas emissions. Lappe exposes the interests resisting this crucial conversation while she educates and empowers readers and eaters committed to healing the planet.

Praise for Diet for a Hot Planet:

An] important book ... When it comes to climate change, junk food may prove even more destructive than SUVs. Lappe's message is timely and empowering.--Eric Schlosser, author of FastFood Nation

Accessibly written, rationally argued and focused on action over rhetoric, the book will interest parents, foodies, economists, committed vegetarians, moral omnivores, environmentalists, health enthusiasts and anyone interested in actually doing something about climate change while government responses stagnate. An essential toolkit for readers looking for a pragmatic climate-response action plan of their own.--Kirkus Reviews

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