Diet for a Hot Planet The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-29
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

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Nearly four decades after her mother, Frances Moore Lappe, publishedDiet for a Small Planet, sparking a revolution in our thinking about the social and environmental impact of our food choices, Anna Lappe picks up the conversation, examining another hidden cost of our food system: the climate crisis. From raising cattle in industrial-scale feedlots to razing rainforests to make palm oil for Pop-Tarts, the choices we make about how we put food on our plates, and what we do with the waste, contribute to as much as one third of total greenhouse-gas emissions. Lappe exposes the interests resisting this crucial conversation while she educates and empowers readers and eaters committed to healing the planet.Praise forDiet for a Hot Planet:"[An] important book ... When it comes to climate change, junk food may prove even more destructive than SUVs. Lappe's message is timely and empowering."--Eric Schlosser, author ofFastFood Nation"Accessibly written, rationally argued and focused on action over rhetoric, the book will interest parents, foodies, economists, committed vegetarians, moral omnivores, environmentalists, health enthusiasts and anyone interested in actually doing something about climate change while government responses stagnate. An essential toolkit for readers looking for a pragmatic climate-response action plan of their own."--Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Anna Lapp is the coauthor of the nationally bestselling Hope's Edge with her mother, Frances Moore Lapp, and Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen. Named one of Time magazine's "eco" Who's Who, Lapp is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund and a frequent commentator on television and radio. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Introduction: Why This Book?p. xv
How to Read This Bookp. xxiii
The Climate Crisis at the End of Our Forkp. 3
The Shape of Things to Comep. 42
Blinded by the Bitep. 59
Playing with Our Foodp. 85
Capitalizing on Climate Changep. 115
Cool Food: Five Ingredients of Climate-Friendly Farmingp. 129
Myth-Informed: Answering the Criticsp. 151
The Hunger Scarep. 165
The Biotech Ballyhoop. 174
Eat the Sky: Seven Principles of a Climate-Friendly Dietp. 201
Beyond the Forkp. 230
Conclusionp. 249
Afterword: Biting into a Gloom and Hope Sandwichp. 253
Acknowledgmentsp. 257
Acronymsp. 259
Notesp. 261
Selected Bibliographyp. 289
Action & Learning Resourcesp. 293
Indexp. 303
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