The revolution in plant-based eating

50 years ago, Frances Moore Lappé started a food revolution when she wrote "Diet for a Small Planet" on the importance of plant-based eating.

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(photo credit, Michael Piazza)

(photo credit, Michael Piazza)

In 1971, FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ started a food revolution by promoting plant-based eating in her book, Diet for a Small Planet. 50 years later, her book has been updated — and that revolution has become a way of life for millions. Marty spoke with Frances Moore Lappé last week for a virtual Radio Times event. They talked about how plant-centered eating can help restore our damaged ecology, address the climate crisis, move us toward a healthier planet… and taste good, too.


Frances Moore Lappé, author and coauthor of more than 20 books including her first book, Diet for a Small Planet, The 50th anniversary edition is just out. She’s also cofounder of the Small Planet Institute. @fmlappé

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