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.

Grist dared me to make a change

Green crush: How does your garden grow?

There's nothing quite contrary about Eagle Street Farm.

Grist dared me to make a change

Green crush: Love for LES Girls Club

Author and food activist Anna Lappe shows her appreciation for the Lower East Side Girls Club with an acrostic.

Grist dared me to make a change

Green crush: Beets in Brooklyn

Author Anna Lappe expresses her love for Just Food in 17 syllables.

Grist dared me to make a change

Green crush: Two girls from Manhattan

How do you honor the two friends who made a movie showing the power of community to change the food system? A limerick, of course.

Grist dared me to make a change

Green crush: A jug of organic wine, a loaf of local bread, and thou

For one week, I'll be sending out poems to a few of New York City's greatest food heroes -- to the amazing projects, city efforts, local businesses, and community-based organizations devoted to transforming our food system.

What Dow Chemical doesn’t want you to know about your water

Dow’s plant in Midland, Mich., is polluting the water with dioxin.Photo: erika dot netThis post originally appeared on Civil Eats. Earlier this year, I was contacted by a PR firm working for Dow Chemical to contribute a 60-second video for …

Three pillars of a food revolution

As marketers learn to fake climate-friendly food, how do we spot the real thing? It's a question of values.

A quick look back at BP’s pre-spill greenwashing

The BP oil spill in the Gulf is heartbreaking, so is the “It wasn’t our fault” denial. A little walk down memory lane (and not too long of one) should give us good reason to be skeptical of oil giant, …

An interview with Mia MacDonald on China's growing appetite for U.S.-style meat production

Mia MacDonald. Photo: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Old MacDonald had a farm -- one resounding with oinks and moos and squawks. By today's standards, the old man's farm would count as a model of biodiversity. Researcher Mia MacDonald points out …