Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet

Written by Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe

OPL BOOK SUMMARY:  Frances Moore Lappe has written two books on how to live in harmony with our planet:  1) Diet for a Small Planet, published in 1971, and 2) Hopes Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, published in 1975 and written with her daughter, Anna Lappe.  Both books remain powerfully relevant today.  As Frances states, “Changing the way we eat will not change the world, but it may begin to changes us, and then we can be part of the changing world.”

Lappe’s original book, Diet for a Small Planet, digs deep into our food system to understand what drives wasteful and destructive processes and how they relate to hunger around the world.  She discovered the hidden “rules” and processes that result in a food system that can harm health, leave any hunger and hurts the planet. The book then shares how we can transform this awareness into actions.  Frances invites us to a personal revolution that is good for people and the planet.

Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet is the story of Frances and Anna’s journey around the world looking for glimmers of hope. They sought knowledge on how people are transcending consumerism to benefit themselves and the planet. It is chock full of inspirational stories about how we can produce, enjoy, and share food in alignment with nature. It truly gives us hope.

Available at Amazon.com.