About Anna Lappé

With her mother, Frances Moore Lappé (author of Diet for a Small Planet), Anna Lappé is co-founder of the Small Planet Fund and a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Her first book, the bestselling Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, chronicled social movements on five continents addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. Her second book, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, addressed the questions of what “organic” really means and how to source and use organic products.

Lappé lives in Brooklyn, New York.



Featured Books by Anna Lappé

Hope’s Edge

The Next Diet for a Small Planet

Diet for a Hot Planet

The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It


Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

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