If You Think Eating Is a Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappé

Our founder, Anna Lappé and her mom, Frances Moore Lappé spoke with Allison Aubrey of the Morning Edition for the NPR series Boundbreakers: People Who Make A Difference.

Listen to this inspiring interview and the wonderful summary Allison Aubrey shares of the conversation.

When Frances Moore Lappé wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.

And, back then, what she had to say was revolutionary. Her idea that a plant-centered diet could be better for the planet — and our health — than a meat-centered diet was considered radical. “It was heresy,” Lappé told me during a recent interview.

Read the full interview here.

Originally published on NPR’s Morning Edition series Boundbreakers: People Who Make A Difference

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