Diet for a Hot Planet by Anna Lappe
The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It

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Beyond what we already know about "food miles" and eating locally, the global food system is a major contributor to climate change, producing as much as one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. How we farm, what we eat, and how our food gets to the table all have an impact. And our government and the food industry are willfully ignoring the issue rather than addressing it. In Anna Lappé's controversial new book, she predicts that unless we radically shift the trends of what food we're eating and how we're producing it, food system-related greenhouse gas emissions will go up and up and up. She exposes the interests that will resist the change, and the spin food companies will generate to avoid system-wide reform. And she offers a vision of a future in which our food system does more good than harm, with six principles for a climate friendly diet as well as visits to farmers who are demonstrating the potential of sustainable farming. In this measured and intelligent call to action, Lappé helps readers understand that food can be a powerful starting point for solutions to global environmental problems.
 

About Anna Lappe

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Anna Lappé is a nationally recognized author, public speaker, and cofounder of the Small Planet Fund. She is the coauthor of the national bestseller Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet. Bryant Terry is a chef, food justice activist, and founding director of b-healthy! (Build Healthy Eating and Lifestyles to Help Youth), a New York-based nonprofit organization.
 
Published April 23, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA. 336 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Cooking, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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MSN "Practical Guide for Healthy Living" host Lappé elaborates on her mother's conviction, elucidated in the classic Diet for a Small Planet (1971), that individual food choices can lead to massive social consequences.

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Lappé, daughter of green food writer Frances Moore Lappé, evokes her mother's 1971 classic, Diet for a Small Planet , to critique industrial farming and its carbon costs and give her own updated, upbeat prescription for a climate-friendly food system.

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(Feb.1)Forecast:The first Diet was a foundational book for modern vegetarianism, finally providing a thoroughly argued rationale that did not rely on the cruelty-to-animals argument.

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