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Frances Moore Lappé

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Frances Moore Lappé

Associate Fellow


Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of twenty books, including the three-million-copy Diet for a Small Planet. Her latest is Crisis of Trust: How Can Democracies Protect Against Dangerous Lies, which dives into the roots of the American disinformation crisis and shares lessons from democracies leading the fight to combat harmful lies and promote truth. She 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, she has been a visiting scholar at MIT and U.C. Berkeley and in 1987 received the Right Livelihood Award, often called the “Alternative Nobel.”

Selected Tellus Publications

Farming for a Small Planet: Agroecology Now