Frances Moore Lappé

discusses

World Hunger:
10 Myths

This event includes a book signing

Date

Oct
6
Tuesday
October 6, 2015
7:00 PM ET

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store, Small Planet Institute, and Food First welcome bestselling author of Diet for a Small Planet Francis Moore Lappé for a discussion of World Hunger: 10 Myths, co-authored by Joseph Collins.

From best-selling authors Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins comes the 21st century’s definitive book on world hunger. Driven by the question, "Why hunger despite an abundance of food?" Lappé and Collins refute the myths that prevent us from addressing the root causes of hunger across the globe. World Hunger: Ten Myths draws on extensive new research to offer fresh, often startling, insights about tough questions—from climate change and population growth to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the role of U.S. foreign aid, and more.

Brimming with little-known but life-changing examples of solutions to hunger worldwide, this myth-busting book argues that sustainable agriculture can feed the world, that we can end nutritional deprivation affecting one-quarter of the world’s people, and that most in the Global North have more in common with hungry people than they thought. For novices and scholars alike, World Hunger: Ten Myths will inspire a whole new generation of hunger-fighters. 

World Hunger addresses problems of enormous human significance with valuable and often surprising information, much insight, sound common sense, and fundamental decency. It should become not only a book for study, but a guide to action.”—Noam Chomsky

Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of eighteen books, including EcoMind, Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want and the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet. Frances is frequent public speaker and has appeared on major media, from NPR to MSNBC’s Hardball. She is the cofounder of Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and the Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and education helping to bring democracy to life, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. Lappé has received eighteen honorary doctorates, as well as the Right Livelihood Award, often called the “Alternative Nobel,” and the James Beard Foundation’s “Humanitarian of the Year” award.

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Small Planet Institute: http://smallplanet.org/

Food First: http://foodfirst.org/

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