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Hope's edge : the next diet for a small planet /
Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé.
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New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2002.
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448 p. ; 24cm.
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1585421499
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New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2002.
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1585421499
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4748940
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-419) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Frances Moore Lappe is the author of more than a dozen other books. She is the cofounder of two national organizations that focus on food and the roots of democracy. In 1987, she became the fourth American to receive the coveted Right Livelihood Award, known as the "Alternative Nobel." Lappe was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Anna Lappe voices the perspectives of her generation with a depth of experience from having lived and worked abroad, in South Africa, England, and France. She is a graduate of Brown and holds an MA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Anna is cofounder, with her mother, of the Small Planet Fund
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-02-01:
Frances Moore Lapp is the well-known author of Diet for a Small Planet (1973), a manifesto of global food politics. For this follow-up, she and daughter Anna unblinkingly document an international journey they undertook to see how things stand nearly 30 years later (unfortunately, not too well). In nine countries, the Lapps meet and talk with prodemocracy organizers, farmers, villagers, educators, and other people working to create life outside of corporate globalization. Some of their stories from Bangladesh, Kenya, India, and elsewhere are terrifying, but they never lose their nerve. Tough-minded but optimistic, they capture the ills of genetic engineering, pesticides, and corporate concentration, as well as successful efforts by local people to restore their dignity and interconnection to life. The main focus is food (recipes from vegetarian, organic, and whole-foods advocates are included), but it quickly becomes obvious that for the Lapps eating well and responsibly means living the same way, with true democracy for all. An extensive bibliography of sources and contact organizations is provided. Essential for all public and academic libraries. Karen Munro, Univ. of British Columbia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2002-02-04:
Thirty years ago, Frances Moore Lapp's groundbreaking Diet for a Small Planet challenged Western assumptions about hunger. Lapp was the first to argue systematically for the rejection of meat-based eating and cultivation in favor of a system where "corn becomes filet mignon" and eating lower on the food chain (i.e. more grains and vegetables) is crucial the key to ending worldwide hunger, since non-meat proteins are much more efficient and sustainable to produce. Her new book, co-written with her daughter, comes into a world still grappling with the problem. Describing their journeys through Brazil, Pakistan, Holland and the U.S., the Lapps continue to question the economic status quo as well as discuss the way different countries handle food production in times of scarcity and plenty. By focusing on their individual journeys and choices, the Lapps bring intellectual concepts to a personal level, and in doing so, challenge us to do the same. What we eat directly, they argue, connects us to the earth and people around the globe. "Food has a unique power," Lapp writes. "With food as a starting point we can choose to meet people and to encounter events so powerful that they jar us out of our ordinary way of seeing the world, and open us to new, uplifting and empowering possibilities. They call us to travel `hope's edge.' " Recommended for those interested in a better understanding of the world hunger crisis and personal ways to make a difference and for healthy cooks too: a recipe section features delicious vegetarian, organic and whole-foods dishes from celebrated restaurants such as Chez Panisse and Angelica Kitchen. (Feb.1) Forecast: The first Diet was a foundational book for modern vegetarianism, finally providing a thoroughly argued rationale that did not rely on the cruelty-to-animals argument. Many boomers will pick up the new edition to see that argument updated for the era of globalism, and younger browsers will recognize the authors from their parents' battered copies. Expect strong, steady sales. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Summaries
Main Description
The author of the classic Diet for a Small Planet and her daughter travel the world, discovering practical visionaries who are making a difference in world hunger, sometimes one village at a time. Thirty years ago Frances Moore Lappé started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planetleft off. Together, they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face at the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to the most urgent issue of our time: Whether we are able to transcend today's consumerism and the isolation of "me-first" capitalism and find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives and the planet. Featuring nearly seventy recipes from celebrated vegetarian culinary pioneers-including Alice Waters, Mollie Katzen, Laurel Robertson, Nora Pouillon, and Anna Thomas-Hope's Edge highlights true trailblazers engaged in social, environmental, and economic transformations.
Main Description
The author of the classic Diet for a Small Planetand her daughter travel the world, discovering practical visionaries who are making a difference in world hunger, sometimes one village at a time. Thirty years ago Frances Moore Lapp started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planetleft off. Together, they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face at the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to the most urgent issue of our time: Whether we are able to transcend today's consumerism and the isolation of "me-first" capitalism and find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives and the planet. Featuring nearly seventy recipes from celebrated vegetarian culinary pioneers-including Alice Waters, Mollie Katzen, Laurel Robertson, Nora Pouillon, and Anna Thomas-Hope's Edge highlights true trailblazers engaged in social, environmental, and economic transformations.
Main Description
The author of the classic Diet for a Small Planetand her daughter travel the world, discovering practical visionaries who are making a difference in world hunger, sometimes one village at a time. Thirty years ago Frances Moore Lappé started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planetleft off. Together, they set out on an around-the-world journey to explore the greatest challenges we face at the new millennium. Traveling to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, they discovered answers to the most urgent issue of our time: Whether we are able to transcend today's consumerism and the isolation of "me-first" capitalism and find the paths that each of us can follow to heal our lives and the planet. Featuring nearly seventy recipes from celebrated vegetarian culinary pioneers-including Alice Waters, Mollie Katzen, Laurel Robertson, Nora Pouillon, and Anna Thomas-Hope's Edge highlights true trailblazers engaged in social, environmental, and economic transformations.
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The author of the classic "Diet for a Small Planet" and her daughter travel the world, discovering practical visionaries who are making a difference in world hunger, sometimes one village at a time.
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Thirty years ago, Frances Moore Lappe then a 26 year-old in Berkeley, wrote the groundbreaking Diet for a Small Planet, a book that started a revolution in the way Americans think about food and hunger (and has since gone on to sell 3 million copies and counting!). Lappe challenged the experts who were predicting imminent famine. Revealing that the world actually produces enough to make us all chubby, she helped us see how we generate the very food scarcity we say we fear. Most importantly, she showed how each of us has the power to choose the opposite: a diet best for our bodies and also best for our planet. Now Frances and her daughter, Anna, pick up where Diet for a Small Planet left off. Responding to the yearning of more and more people for deeper meaning in their lives, the Lappes undertake a maverick mother-and-daughter journey of discovery. Crossing five continents, the Lappes explore some of the most puzzling questions of our time: Why, as societies, do we create the very inequalities and devastation of nature that, as individuals, we abhor? Are there paths we each can walk that will, in practical ways, heal our lives and help the planet?How can we build communities in tune with nature's wisdom in which no one anywhere, has to worry about putting food,safe, healthy food, on the table? Searching for answers, Frances and Anna take us with them into worlds beneath the radar of the global media.From the foothills of the Himalayas to the lush farms of Brittany, the Lappes expose the false tradeoffs within corporate globalization: chemical agriculture or starvation; genetically modified foods or scarcity; corporate capitalism or chaos. In Hope's Edge we discover, indisputably, that we have choice.We travel to the San Francisco Bay Area to explore a revolutionary approach teaching children respect for the environment and humanity as they grow food in the school's garden and then prepare it for each other, at the same time rejecting corporate giants such as McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and Domino's Pizza that have infiltrated our school cafeterias. Across the Bay, the Lappes discover the Garden Project, where former local prison inmates are working in their own organic garden, a form of rehabilitation that is reducing re-arrest rates, assisting ex-convicts with job placement, and feeding the community in turn.We meet peasants in Brazil who are facing down big landowners to create vibrant communities and tackle the roots of hunger in Latin America. We tour one of that continentrs"s largest cities that has made good, healthy food a right of citizenship. We celebrate the efforts of village women in Bangladesh, working with loans from the Grameen Bank to lift themselves out of the viscous cycle of poverty. We meet poor villagers in Kenya who are turning back the encroaching desert, and take heart from renegade farmers in Wisconsin, undeterred by widespread hardship, who are learning to thrive while caring for the land. As we walk with these trailblazers who are transforming fear into creative action, we can see possibilities for change in our own lives that before were invisible."In all these places,"write the Lappes, ";we discovered people who are not accepting corporate global capitalism as it is but are evolving it so that growing and eating good food, and economic life itself, is again embedded in life-affirming values and community."An intimate mother-and-daughter journey, Hope's Edge is also a far-reaching, impeccably researched vision for social and environmental transformation. The Lappes reveal strikingly parallel insights emerging across our planet, insights springing us free from the prevailing thought traps that lock us personally and globally into self-destruction. What the Lappes offer in place of these traps is a guiding framework gleaned from the breakthroughs of people they meet on their journey a framework as useful in grasping our global predicament as in fin
Table of Contents
The Beginning
An Opening Notep. 3
Prologue: Pushing the Edge of Hopep. 5
Maps of the Mind: Exposing five thought traps blocking our pathp. 13
The Journey
The Delicious Revolution: California, U.S.--San Francisco Bay Areap. 37
Food First Spicy Garlic Eggplantp. 60
The Edible Schoolyard Empanadap. 61
The Battle for Human Nature: Brazil--Sao Paulo, Curitiba, and encampmentsp. 63
Beautiful Horizon: Brazil--Belo Horizontep. 93
Feijoada (Tangy Black Beans) Dinnerp. 102
Rice with Green Chili Saucep. 103
Greens with Sesame Seed Topping and Orange Slicesp. 103
The Hyacinth Principle: Bangladesh--Dhaka and villagesp. 104
Bengali Lentil Soupp. 137
Seeking Annapoorna: India--New Delhi, the Punjab and villagesp. 138
Coconut-Ginger Curryp. 165
Walking to Nairobi: Kenya--Nairobi and the village of Kyaumep. 167
Celebrating Root Vegetables Soupp. 194
Stirring the Sleeping Giant: Holland, Central America, and the U.S.p. 196
Indra and Sylvie's Chaip. 211
The Last Taste of Paris: Belgium and France--Brittany and Parisp. 212
Madame Reiffsteck's Apple Tartp. 241
Frisian Oat Curryp. 243
Taking Off the Cowboy Hat: Wisconsin, U.S.--Madison and Dane Countyp. 244
Fresh Peapod and Rice Saladp. 275
The Homecoming
Traveling the Edge of Possibility: Learning the five liberating ideas helping us find our wayp. 279
Taking Off
Epiloguep. 313
Entry Pointsp. 315
The Five Thought Traps and the Five Liberating Ideasp. 328
Coming to our Senses
Recipes from Pioneer Vegetarian and Whole-Foods Cookbook Authorsp. 336
Recipes from Pioneer Chefs and Restaurants Bringing Us Organic and Whole Foods, and Celebrating Locally Grown Cuisinep. 356
Food for Thought
A Short List of Recommended Readingsp. 413
Bibliographyp. 415
Endnotesp. 420
Acknowledgmentsp. 436
Indexp. 440
Small Planet Fundp. 449
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