Anna Lappe

Anna Lappe

Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, widely respected for her work on sustainability and food systems. Her most recent book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About it, has been called “impeccable, informative and inspiring” by Booklist. She is also the co-author of Hope’s Edge, with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé, and Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen with eco-chef Bryant Terry. A founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund, Anna can be seen as the host of MSN’s Practical Guide to Healthier Living and The Endless Feast, a public television series about the connection between food and community. An active board member of Rainforest Action Network, Anna has been named one of Time’s “Eco” Who’s Who, and has been featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, O-The Oprah Magazine, and Food & Wine among many other outlets. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. Learn more at

In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lappé deftly explains the links between our global food system and climate change and offers ideas and inspiration for making sustainable food choices that can provide a catalyst for transforming the nvironment.

In this engaging and controversial new book, Anna argues that if we are serious about addressing climate change, we have to talk about food. She exposes the interests resisting this conversation and the spin-tactics employed to avoid it. Lappé also presents a vision of a future in which our food system is a key part of healing the planet—and the climate.

Nearly forty years ago, Anna Lappé's mother, Frances Moore Lappé, wrote Diet for a Small Planet—a book that sparked a revolution in the way we eat and see the world. Today, Anna picks up the conversation, educating and inspiring a new generation.


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