Anna Lappé is a widely respected author and educator, known for her work as a sustainable food advocate. The co-author or author of three books and the contributing author to nine others, Anna’s work has been widely translated internationally and featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, Oprah Magazine, among many other outlets. Named one of Time magazine’s “eco” Who’s-Who, Anna is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund. Hear Anna on Montana Public Radio tonight! Here’s an excerpt from her commentary (which airs a few minutes before 6pm at the end of the Montana Evening Edition segment):
“Food. What could be more important—and more basic—than feeding ourselves and our families? With millions going hungry in the United States every year and nearly one billion going hungry around the world, we as a society—and a species—have clearly not figured out this most fundamental of all tasks.
While the numbers of hungry people should be sobering: I have some good news: There IS scientific consensus around the world about how to grow abundant food and grow it well. There is consensus about how to best address the global epidemic of hunger.
Indeed, study after study is showing the power of sustainable food systems.
I know “sustainable” is a word that gets tossed around a lot. So let me explain what I mean by it when it comes to food and farming…”