April 10, 2006
Food activist Anna Lappé discusses
her new book April 17
By Jennifer McNulty
If Santa Cruz is the heart of the alternative foods movement,
it will welcome one of its own on April 17 when author Anna
Lappé comes to town.
Anna Lappé will talk about her new book, Grub:
Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, coauthored with
Lappé, daughter of "small planet" food guru
Frances Moore Lappé, will give a free public talk on
Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Classroom Unit 2 at UCSC. Her
visit, part of the Education for Sustainable Living Program's
Spring Lecture Series, is being sponsored in part by the Center
for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems.
Lappé is coauthor with chef Bryant Terry of the new
book, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen (Tarcher/Penguin
2006), which offers readers ideas and hands-on tools and menus
to create healthy lives for themselves and their communities.
Lappé's first book Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for
a Small Planet (Tarcher/Penguin 2002), cowritten with her
mother, chronicles social movements around the world that are
addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty. Winner of
the Nautilus Award for Social Change, Hope's Edge has
been published in several languages and is used in classrooms
across the country.
Lappé and her mother, author of the groundbreaking book
Diet for a Small Planet, lead the Cambridge-based Small
Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular
education, and the Small Planet Fund, which has raised more
than $250,000 for democratic social movements worldwide since
Lappé has contributed to a number of books, including
Feeding the Future: How the Battle Over Food Will Change
Your Life. She is a board member of the Center for Media
and Democracy and was named one of the country's leading environmental
changemakers by Organic Style magazine. She holds an
M.A. in economic and political development from Columbia University's
School of International and Public Affairs. She is currently
a Food and Society Policy Fellow, a national program of the
W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.