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Diet for a Hot Planet

by Anna Lappé
Discussion Facilitator: Samuel Kaymen
Starting Date:
September 7, 2010 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The home of Samuel Kaymen, 61 Harrington Road, Walpole, ME

In 1971, Frances Moore Lappé's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions o the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappé, picks up the conversation in her new book the younger Lappé exposes another hidden cost of our food system; the climate crisis.

While you may think 'global warming' when you sit down to dinner, our tangled web of global food - from Poptarts™ packaged in Tennessee and eaten in Texas to pork chops raised in Poland with feed from Brazil, then shipped to South Korea - is connected to as much as a third of total greenhouse-gas emissions. Livestock alone associated wth more emissions than all the world's transportation combined. Move over, Hummer. Say hello to hamburger.

If we're serious about the climate crisis, says Lappé, we have to talk about food.

In this groundbreaking book, Lappé exposes the interests resisting this conversation and the spin tactics companies are employing to deflect the heat. With seven principles for a climate friendly diet and success stories from sustainable food advocates around the globe, she offers a vision of a food system that can be part of healing the planet. An engaging call to action Diet for a Hot Planet delivers a hopeful message during troubling times. - from the dust jacket

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