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by Anna Lappé Originally posted in Civil Eats | 4/8/13 The just-released synthesis report on global warming from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has prompted some to start name-dropping Thomas Malthus. Malthus, you may remember, was the 19th Century British economist and...
by Anna Lappé Cross-posted from Huffington Post, 2/18/2014 Last fall, when I launched the first-ever Real Food Media short films contest with project partners around the country, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I just knew that there were incredible stories of people farming,...
By Anna Lappé Cross-posted from Civil Eats | 2/12/2014 What do beekeepers, oregano farmers, and poetic seed savers have in common? They’re just some of the amazing people profiled in the first Real Food Media Contest’s top 10 films. I launched the Contest last year along with a coalition of amazing...
by Anna Lappé Originally published in AlJazeera America on 2/1/14 Waitress Sheila Abramson serves customers at a deli in Los Angeles, on Feb. 26, 2013. 2013 Getty Images Let’s say you are a waitress or waiter. Let’s say you worked the night of Jan. 28. And let’s imagine that somewhere in your...
Originally posted on Al Jazeera America | December 13, 2013 In 1982, my father, the late toxicologist and medical ethicist Dr. Marc Lappé, published “Germs That Won’t Die,” raising the alarm about the overuse of antibiotics and the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. He would have no idea that...
by Anna Lappé Originally posted on CivilEats.com | December 10, 2013 In 1993, six farmworkers gathered in a local Catholic church in Immokalee, Florida, two hours northwest of Miami. Seated in a circle of folding chairs, they began to recount the human rights abuses they had suffered and witnessed...
This article originally appeared on TheNation.com on October 21, 2013. By Peter Rothberg There may be no family in the history of the republic which has done more to promote culinary awareness, sustainability and food justice than the indefatigable Lappé clan. Frances Moore Lappé’s seminal and best...