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Frances Moore Lappé: Now’s Our Chance—We Can Reverse Democracy’s Decline

Fed up, everyday citizens are stepping up to reverse a whole slew of assaults on our democracy—from voting rights to gerrymandering to removing money’s grip

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Frances Moore Lappé: Acts of Rebel Sanity

With the past half-century’s experience, it’s become harder to deny that suffering arises not from nature’s deficit but humanity’s failure to reverse the concentration of wealth and the decline of democracies around the world

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Frances Moore Lappé: Hunger Is Over, If We Want It

Globally, in this now-or-never moment, we can remake governance to answer to all of us, to finally make policy with the understanding that hunger will only be uprooted if we tackle the anti-democracy forces at its roots

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Frances Moore Lappé: Trees and Crops Don’t Have to Compete. Climate Crisis Calls for Agroforestry

Now that the climate crisis calls for vastly more trees, it’s time to take in the good news that trees and crops can do well together

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Frances Moore Lappé: How We Help Drive Immigration North

Where are the calls to stop the massive illegal transfer of U.S. weapons fueling the very violence that drives innocent people to leave their homes?

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Frances Moore Lappé: A Promising Movement

Citizens are not sitting idly watching our democracy go under

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Frances Moore Lappé: Delicious Food Is Not An Indulgence—It’s a Way to Solve Our Ecological Crises

I grew up in Cow Town. Or make that Fort Worth, Texas. It was the ’50s and supper was canned spinach with either meat loaf or with what my brother and I called “loose meat”—ground beef and canned mushroom soup. Iceberg lettuce and Jell-O rounded it out. Food was not a big deal. But when Read more…

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Frances Moore Lappé: The City That Ended Hunger

“To search for solutions to hunger means to act within the principle that the status of a citizen surpasses that of a mere consumer.” CITY OF BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL   In writing Diet for a Small Planet, I learned one simple truth: Hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food but a scarcity of Read more…

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Frances Moore Lappé: Our Next President Could Learn a Lot From Willie Nelson

What a weekend to be hanging with the guys from Farm Aid: historic financial meltdown, plus, breaking news — ignored by virtually all big media — that by the beginning of this year the food price crisis had pushed 75 million more people into hunger and that as many more could join them by year’s Read more…

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Frances Moore Lappé: A Better Way to Feed the Hungry

Bill Gates thinks he’s got a brilliant idea: fighting malnutrition abroad by fortifying food. The scheme, backed with $50 million from the Gates Foundation, in part encourages Proctor & Gamble, Philip Morris’ Kraft, and other companies to develop vitamin and iron-fortified processed foods. It then facilitates their entry into Third World markets. Gates seems to Read more…

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