Diet for a Small Planet has ratings and reviews. Carmen said: This book ruined my childhood. This book made my mom put soy grits in spaghetti s. The book that started a revolution in the way Americans eat The extraordinary book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new. A Plowboy Interview with Frances Moore Lappe – fighting the world hunger myths .

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe : The Salt : NPR

I found out that over half of the food harvested in our country is used to feed livestock, and that only a tiny fraction of that energy and protein value gets returned to us in the form of meat. Our fear of planning makes us blind to the ways our economy is already being manipulated in the interests of those at the top.

It is still as good and as useful in helping ensure balanced nutrition with a meat free diet! Jung called it enantiodromia – a shadow racing towards its opposite when pressures are heightened.

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Wow, this book was excellent. She points to the growth of farmers markets, farm-to-school programs, greater access to healthful food in schools and the growth of community-supported agriculture, or CSA, initiatives. This goal is a lot easier to achieve, of course, for folks who quit moorf in supermarkets and start using cooperative food stores and farmers’ markets.

This book made my dite put soy grits in spaghetti sauce, and I’m pretty sure it had something to do with her delivering a lecture on carob to my second grade class, too.

I, on the other hand, spent a lot of time just “following my nose”, reading on my own. Trivia About Diet for a Small Dealing with High Energy and Separation Anxiety. A few of these are: For instance, consider the impact of biogasification units that convert animal waste to gas energy. As the eminent jurist Louis Brandeis said, “We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth in a few hands, but we can’t have both.


If nothing else changed, the small farmers-individuals who were growing food for themselves—would be forced off their land so that richer growers could plant more and more coffee to take advantage of the export income.

If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

;lanet I was a high school cheerleader, the one who dated the quarterback. Likewise, during the infamous famine in the African Sahel region in the early ‘s, every country involvedwith the possible exception of Mauritania-produced enough grain to feed its total population. Just as “development” must be redefined to encompass the concept of power, so must “freedom. Yes, and that area also shows a tremendous economic concentration.

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Just look back about 25 years ago, to the first introduction of hybrid seeds and modern machinery into Third World agriculture. The version of the book I read iswhich was written almost 30 years ago.

If they don’t attempt to beat each other out of shares of the market by pricing, how do these giant corporations compete? Aa ideas, but wow, were some of the original recipes heavy on the stomach.

She makes the connection between today’s farming and food production systems and global capitalism. In such a process, the majority of people end up with less and less land-or none at all-and they also lose jobs to the new equipment.

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If I had been new to the subject this would have been at least a 4 star for me, but since I was familiar with it I felt it a little basic. If you want to eat meat, I recommend that you use it as the Chinese do, as a flavoring in a meal that’s basically made up of vegetables. Recipes are good, too. With the new emphasis on environmentalism in the ‘s, Lappe stresses how her philosophy remains valid, and how food remains the central issue through which to understand world politics.


I’d imagine that one of the most difficult obstacles to ffances people about such problems is the fact that many individuals find the issue too depressing to even think about. For instance, many leaders of underdeveloped countries push for better terms of trade for their exports.

The abiding concern of Lappe’s work—the very large job of fighting the injustice of hunger in a world of plenty—has led her to explore food-related topics ranging from protein complementarity to the detrimental aspects of our nation’s foreign aid. They have what’s called a shared monopoly. Anne Mcarthur Just read it Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then fances I learned much of what I know about the impact of our foreign aid programs during my years of study and work following the first edition of Diet for a Small Planet.

She’s written a book, Diet For A Hot Planeton how agriculture and our food choices influence greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

Jul 28, AJ rated didt liked it Shelves: One-third of a pound [about grams] of sugar is now consumed each day for every man, woman, and child in America. I have spent most of my professional life concerned with trying to improve people’s conditions in developing countries.