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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Refresh and try again. That does make eating a prime steak sound absurdly wasteful. Diet for a Hot Planet: Diet for a Small Planet 20th Anniversary Edition: Almost seven years later, the book remains, for my life, a turning point. Admittedly not what I was expecting.

But Mom was onto something. And that ties back to what I said earlier about personal change. With this method of eating, different plant foods are taken together so that their combined amino acid pattern better matches that required by our bodies, termed “net protein utilization”.

And now you’re a nationally known author and head of one of the world’s most respected food activist groups. Good info but I am not the target audience for this book.

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

One-star reviews of this book seem to focus on whether recent science has disproved some ;lanet its assertions, or whether the recipes are any good. Eat whole, local foods.


Of course, I had to grow into that sort of freedom myself. Excellent starting point, but at this time even the updated version is a bit dated.

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To ask other readers questions about Diet for a Small Planetplease sign up. I’ve been a vegetarian ever-since. Now, America gets one-half to two-thirds of its winter vegetables from Mexico.

The second is that U. The situation of power concentration in the hands of a few is actual as plnet and this gap continues to widen.

Essentially, they are the beliefs about the causes of hunger: Institute publications have been read and admired at the llanet level in such places as Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Central America.

If you see an increasing belief in people’s abilities and rights along with greater concentration of economic power, you must be expecting some serious collisions between the two opposing forces. The shows all wanted moode talk recipes and cooking. Would you accept the point of view that one of the primary causes of world hunger is that rich countries exploit poor ones?

Apr 17, Pike rated it liked it Recommended to Pike by: But Lappe argued it didn’t need to be this way. Our nation’s role shouldn’t be to go in and “solve” problems there, but—instead—to identify the obstacles that stand in the way of people’s struggle for selfdetermination in the Third World. After a few months I began to home in on fr issue of food, because I felt that if I could just grasp that subject, I would better understand the overwhelming complexities of politics and economics.


And of course, more fertilizers and pesticides are needed to maintain maximum productivity under these deteriorating conditions.

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

She makes the connection b Wow, this book was excellent. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Of course, many such doctrines-which legitimized the caste system in India and allowed repression of women in the Middle East-have yet to crack, worldwide.

This was a housewarming gift for a vegetarian, leaving home for the first time. The recipes I have tried from this cookbook actually smalp made to taste good.

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