Anna Lappe

Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, sustainable food advocate, and mom. The founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund, her latest book is Diet for a Hot Planet.

Should the “Nobel prize for food” go to a Monsanto exec?

In a move that has disturbed many anti-hunger advocates, the World Food Prize has given this year’s award to three chemical company executives.

Down with the clown: Third graders stand up to McDonald’s junk-food marketing

A growing chorus of parents, teachers, and kids are calling out McDonald's for its relentless marketing to kids.

On Earth Day, eight ways to eat with the planet in mind

Celebrate our planet with your fork -- and spoon and knife and chopsticks!

Force-fed: How corporate sponsorship poisons nation’s top group of nutritionists

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has longstanding partnerships with Big Food -- and the unhealthy influence shows. Can concerned members push for change?

Who’s behind the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and why it matters

In response to Food Inc., Michael Pollan, and the growing interest Americans are showing in their food system, Big Ag has rolled out an expensive PR campaign designed as a "preemptive strike" against antibiotic and pesticide regulations.

A snake in the Olive Garden

Olive Garden and Red Lobster's parent company, The Darden Group, has pledged publicly to make their food healthier. But will it make any real difference?

Sorry, NY Times: GMOs still won't save the world

Nina Federoff touts GMOs in The New York Times. But after more than 15 years of commercialized GMOs, we know not to believe the promises any longer.

Grist dared me to make a change

Green crush: A restaurant, a cause

The Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York honors employers that provide safe, just workplaces for food service workers. Anna Lappe honors them with a haiku.

Grist dared me to make a change

Green crush: The ballad of the green table

Cleaver Co. deserves praise for their delicious food and support of other green groups in New York City.