Past Event

Eat, Drink, Be Ecological About It

Tue, Apr 13 2010 - 6:30pm

Eat, Drink, and Be … Ecological About It

Anna Lappé, Author, Diet for a Hot Planet
Frances Moore Lappé, Author, Diet for a Small Planet
Raj Patel, Activist, Author, Stuffed and Starved, The Value of Nothing - Moderator

Nearly 40 years ago, before daughter Anna was a twinkle in her eye, Frances Moore Lappé published Diet for a Small Planet. Today, the pair still stand firmly behind this book – which started as a one-page handout and would become the foundation of Anna’s own life's work – stressing that to understand world politics, we need first to understand food. Anna Lappé, one of Time's "Eco- Who's Who," argues that there's an unsettling connection between food production and global warming in her latest, Diet for a Hot Planet. The mother and daughter have traveled far and wide and conclude that "hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food but by a scarcity of democracy." They encourage us to recognize food as a powerful starting point for solving one of our planet's biggest problems.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing and reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Buy the book: Purchase Anna Lappe's Diet for a Hot Planet from The Club's online bookstore! If you purchase an item fewer than 5 business days before the event, it will be available for pickup at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than 5 days before the event, the book will be sent to your address.