UCSB Talk: Anna Lappe, “Your Plate and the Planet: The Ethical Implications of our Modern Diet”


Talk: Anna Lappe, “Your Plate and the Planet: The Ethical Implications of our Modern Diet”
Thursday, Nov. 10th 8:00
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
James Beard Award-winning author Anna Lappé explores the connections between what we eat and the fate of the planet: from the climate crisis to the mounting public health epidemic of chronic disease to worsening economic inequality. It’s all connected. But alongside this story of the negative impacts of our food system, Anna delivers a message of hope: All around the world, from the urban farms of Philadelphia to the organic fields of India’s Andra Pradesh, communities are showing the powerful potential of sustainable fair food systems and charting a path to this more ethical way of eating.
Anna Lappé is an internationally recognized expert on food systems and the national bestselling author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. She is a recipient of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award and a TIME magazine Eco Who’s Who. In 2011, Anna founded Real Food Media, Which works with grassroots partners nationwide to catalyze creative storytelling about food, farming, and sustainability. With her mother, Frances Moore Lappé, she is also the co-founder of the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund, which has raised and given away more than $1 million since it was founded a decade ago. Anna works with other philanthropists to foster food system change and leads The Panta Rhea Foundation Food Program.



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