Frances Moore Lappé

Author, Diet for a Small Planet

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or coauthor of twenty books, including the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet. Her latest work is It’s Not Too Late! Crisis, Opportunity, and the Power of Hope. In 2017 she co-authored with Adam Eichen, Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want focusing on the roots of the U.S. democracy crisis and how Americans are creatively responding to the challenge. Frances is co-founder of Oakland-based Food First and the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. The recipient of nineteen honorary degrees, Frances has been a visiting scholar at MIT and U.C. Berkeley and in 1987 received the Right Livelihood Award, often called the “Alternative Nobel.”

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