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August 7, 2014

Here in the food department of Martha Stewart Living, we hold our recipes to the highest standards. And the editors in our test kitchen spend a lot of time developing and testing those recipes. But when they’re not in the test kitchen -- nor at a photo shoot -- they're constantly exploring the world of food.
Read on for Anna's definition of sustainable food...

May 7, 2014

At Small Planet, one of our favorite maxims is “think like an ecosystem.” So you can imagine how pleased we are that her piece “Think Like an Ecosystem, See Solutions” is included in an exciting new book Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future: Insights from 45 Global Thought Leaders edited by Solutions Journal founder Robert Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski...

February 20, 2014

The Small Planet Institute seeks an experienced issues analyst to support coauthors Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins, and their research team in the development of a completely rewritten, World Hunger: 12 Myths (Grove Press). This is a unique opportunity to contribute (part-time) to the rewriting of a groundbreaking and widely used work on world hunger’s root causes and solutions. See details here…

February 13, 2014

Novelist Erica Jong shares her list of 10 essential books of the baby boomer generation. We’re excited to find Diet for a Small Planet there among the works of luminaries like John Updike, Philip Roth, and J.D. Salinger. Read the full story here...

November 27, 2013

Since I first published “Diet for a Small Planet” in 1971, the movement for food that is good for our bodies and our planet has blossomed beyond what I ever imagined. Here’s how.

November 26, 2013

Buckled hats, golden leaves, roasted turkeys and steaming ears of corn.
Hardy Pilgrims and noble Wampanoag tribesmen sharing hard-earned food in
a mutual gesture of thanks for the bounty bestowed upon the table. No
myth has a hold on the American collective imagination as the myth of
the First Thanksgiving...

September 18, 2013

That we can't we fix our broken democracy without a vision of one that could work. Human beings have a hard time creating what we can't imagine or even name. Of course, our "vision" can't be some pie-in-the sky, fairy-tale democracy. To be motivating, it has to be hard-nosed: grounded in all we now know -- the good, bad, and the ugly -- about nature, including our own.

September 17, 2013

Here it is: Power. Now, quick, before reading further, close your eyes. What associations come to mind? If your list is full words like coercion, force, guns, oppression, domination, money, you could be in big trouble...