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

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

Beyond what we already know about "food miles" and eating locally, the global food system is a major contributor to climate change, producing as much as one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. How we farm, what we eat, and how our food gets to the table all have an impact. And our government and the food industry are willfully ignoring the issue rather than addressing it. In Beyond what we already know about "food miles" and eating locally, the global food system is a major contributor to c...

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Title:Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It
Author:Anna Lappé
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Genres:Food and Drink
ISBN:1596916591
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

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

  • AJ
    Mar 10, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of research papers, and the sheer volume of research that went into writing this book makes it impressive to me. What's even more impressive, though, are the concise and easy to read conclusions that Anna Lapp draws from her research. She cle...

    Interesting treatment of a topic that is clearly in my area of research (she even utilized the name of our research project as a common phrase in her book). Lappe' is the daughter of the famous Francis Moore Lappe' who wrote Diet for a Small Planet in the early 70's. I also met Anna sh...

    This book, which describes the impact our food choices have on global warming, makes a nice companion to other books by denizens of the Slow Food movement--"The Omnivore's Dilemma", by Michael Pollan, "Food Matters", by Mark Bittman. Having already read the former book, as well as many...

    Extremely well-written book on the connection between global warming and food production. It's honest yet inspiring, well-researched yet down-to-earth. There are a lot of details in this book, but it usually finds a way to stay engaging. It's clear this author has a penchant for debati...

    This book has all the scary facts about the American diet and global warming. There were some interesting facts that I didn't know. 'The livestock sector alone is responsible for 18% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions - That's more than the ENTIRE transportation sector - eve...

    READ THIS BOOK!!! Frances Moore Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet)'s daughter Anna, detailing the links between agriculture and climate change. When I first glanced through it, I thought I would know what was in it from reading Michael Pollan, etc - but there was a lot to learn after all....

    Anna Lappe''s book broadens the concept of how food affects climate change beyond our notion of "food miles." There is far more to it than our food traveling from a distant field to our dinner tables. Lappe' delves into CAFO's (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), where livestock i...

    I received a copy of this book through Goodreads' First Reads program. -- I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and expected a lot from Frances More Lappe's daughter. Fortunately, she didn't disappoint! While I think that Diet for a Hot Planet is geared mostly toward the novice foodie an...

  • Alex Templeton
    Apr 22, 2011

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of research papers, and the sheer volume of research that went into writing this book makes it impressive to me. What's even more impressive, though, are the concise and easy to read conclusions that Anna Lapp draws from her research. She cle...

    Interesting treatment of a topic that is clearly in my area of research (she even utilized the name of our research project as a common phrase in her book). Lappe' is the daughter of the famous Francis Moore Lappe' who wrote Diet for a Small Planet in the early 70's. I also met Anna sh...

    This book, which describes the impact our food choices have on global warming, makes a nice companion to other books by denizens of the Slow Food movement--"The Omnivore's Dilemma", by Michael Pollan, "Food Matters", by Mark Bittman. Having already read the former book, as well as many...

  • Elyssa
    Feb 26, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of research papers, and the sheer volume of research that went into writing this book makes it impressive to me. What's even more impressive, though, are the concise and easy to read conclusions that Anna Lapp draws from her research. She cle...

    Interesting treatment of a topic that is clearly in my area of research (she even utilized the name of our research project as a common phrase in her book). Lappe' is the daughter of the famous Francis Moore Lappe' who wrote Diet for a Small Planet in the early 70's. I also met Anna sh...

    This book, which describes the impact our food choices have on global warming, makes a nice companion to other books by denizens of the Slow Food movement--"The Omnivore's Dilemma", by Michael Pollan, "Food Matters", by Mark Bittman. Having already read the former book, as well as many...

    Extremely well-written book on the connection between global warming and food production. It's honest yet inspiring, well-researched yet down-to-earth. There are a lot of details in this book, but it usually finds a way to stay engaging. It's clear this author has a penchant for debati...

    This book has all the scary facts about the American diet and global warming. There were some interesting facts that I didn't know. 'The livestock sector alone is responsible for 18% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions - That's more than the ENTIRE transportation sector - eve...

    READ THIS BOOK!!! Frances Moore Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet)'s daughter Anna, detailing the links between agriculture and climate change. When I first glanced through it, I thought I would know what was in it from reading Michael Pollan, etc - but there was a lot to learn after all....

    Anna Lappe''s book broadens the concept of how food affects climate change beyond our notion of "food miles." There is far more to it than our food traveling from a distant field to our dinner tables. Lappe' delves into CAFO's (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), where livestock i...

    I received a copy of this book through Goodreads' First Reads program. -- I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and expected a lot from Frances More Lappe's daughter. Fortunately, she didn't disappoint! While I think that Diet for a Hot Planet is geared mostly toward the novice foodie an...

    This was a great introduction for the layperson to the impacts how the choices we make in the grocery store have on the world as a whole. From the impact we have on the global climate to villagers in Africa to our neighbors and our children, there are very real consequences to the diet...

    I received a copy of this book through Goodreads' First Reads program. Anna Lappe does an excellent job of showing the connection between the climate crisis and the food we eat. She walks the reader through modern food production and shows its negative impact on the environment. Th...

  • Anastasia
    Mar 17, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

  • John
    Jun 05, 2011

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of research papers, and the sheer volume of research that went into writing this book makes it impressive to me. What's even more impressive, though, are the concise and easy to read conclusions that Anna Lapp draws from her research. She cle...

    Interesting treatment of a topic that is clearly in my area of research (she even utilized the name of our research project as a common phrase in her book). Lappe' is the daughter of the famous Francis Moore Lappe' who wrote Diet for a Small Planet in the early 70's. I also met Anna sh...

    This book, which describes the impact our food choices have on global warming, makes a nice companion to other books by denizens of the Slow Food movement--"The Omnivore's Dilemma", by Michael Pollan, "Food Matters", by Mark Bittman. Having already read the former book, as well as many...

    Extremely well-written book on the connection between global warming and food production. It's honest yet inspiring, well-researched yet down-to-earth. There are a lot of details in this book, but it usually finds a way to stay engaging. It's clear this author has a penchant for debati...

    This book has all the scary facts about the American diet and global warming. There were some interesting facts that I didn't know. 'The livestock sector alone is responsible for 18% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions - That's more than the ENTIRE transportation sector - eve...

    READ THIS BOOK!!! Frances Moore Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet)'s daughter Anna, detailing the links between agriculture and climate change. When I first glanced through it, I thought I would know what was in it from reading Michael Pollan, etc - but there was a lot to learn after all....

    Anna Lappe''s book broadens the concept of how food affects climate change beyond our notion of "food miles." There is far more to it than our food traveling from a distant field to our dinner tables. Lappe' delves into CAFO's (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), where livestock i...

    I received a copy of this book through Goodreads' First Reads program. -- I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and expected a lot from Frances More Lappe's daughter. Fortunately, she didn't disappoint! While I think that Diet for a Hot Planet is geared mostly toward the novice foodie an...

    This was a great introduction for the layperson to the impacts how the choices we make in the grocery store have on the world as a whole. From the impact we have on the global climate to villagers in Africa to our neighbors and our children, there are very real consequences to the diet...

  • Ali
    Feb 10, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

  • Susan Albert
    Jul 11, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

  • Marshall
    Dec 30, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of research papers, and the sheer volume of research that went into writing this book makes it impressive to me. What's even more impressive, though, are the concise and easy to read conclusions that Anna Lapp draws from her research. She cle...

    Interesting treatment of a topic that is clearly in my area of research (she even utilized the name of our research project as a common phrase in her book). Lappe' is the daughter of the famous Francis Moore Lappe' who wrote Diet for a Small Planet in the early 70's. I also met Anna sh...

    This book, which describes the impact our food choices have on global warming, makes a nice companion to other books by denizens of the Slow Food movement--"The Omnivore's Dilemma", by Michael Pollan, "Food Matters", by Mark Bittman. Having already read the former book, as well as many...

    Extremely well-written book on the connection between global warming and food production. It's honest yet inspiring, well-researched yet down-to-earth. There are a lot of details in this book, but it usually finds a way to stay engaging. It's clear this author has a penchant for debati...

  • Nicole
    Apr 27, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

  • Ellen
    Jun 28, 2013

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

  • Michael
    Apr 16, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

  • Diane
    Jun 04, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of research papers, and the sheer volume of research that went into writing this book makes it impressive to me. What's even more impressive, though, are the concise and easy to read conclusions that Anna Lapp draws from her research. She cle...

    Interesting treatment of a topic that is clearly in my area of research (she even utilized the name of our research project as a common phrase in her book). Lappe' is the daughter of the famous Francis Moore Lappe' who wrote Diet for a Small Planet in the early 70's. I also met Anna sh...

    This book, which describes the impact our food choices have on global warming, makes a nice companion to other books by denizens of the Slow Food movement--"The Omnivore's Dilemma", by Michael Pollan, "Food Matters", by Mark Bittman. Having already read the former book, as well as many...

    Extremely well-written book on the connection between global warming and food production. It's honest yet inspiring, well-researched yet down-to-earth. There are a lot of details in this book, but it usually finds a way to stay engaging. It's clear this author has a penchant for debati...

    This book has all the scary facts about the American diet and global warming. There were some interesting facts that I didn't know. 'The livestock sector alone is responsible for 18% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions - That's more than the ENTIRE transportation sector - eve...

    READ THIS BOOK!!! Frances Moore Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet)'s daughter Anna, detailing the links between agriculture and climate change. When I first glanced through it, I thought I would know what was in it from reading Michael Pollan, etc - but there was a lot to learn after all....

  • Mary
    Mar 01, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of research papers, and the sheer volume of research that went into writing this book makes it impressive to me. What's even more impressive, though, are the concise and easy to read conclusions that Anna Lapp draws from her research. She cle...

    Interesting treatment of a topic that is clearly in my area of research (she even utilized the name of our research project as a common phrase in her book). Lappe' is the daughter of the famous Francis Moore Lappe' who wrote Diet for a Small Planet in the early 70's. I also met Anna sh...

    This book, which describes the impact our food choices have on global warming, makes a nice companion to other books by denizens of the Slow Food movement--"The Omnivore's Dilemma", by Michael Pollan, "Food Matters", by Mark Bittman. Having already read the former book, as well as many...

    Extremely well-written book on the connection between global warming and food production. It's honest yet inspiring, well-researched yet down-to-earth. There are a lot of details in this book, but it usually finds a way to stay engaging. It's clear this author has a penchant for debati...

    This book has all the scary facts about the American diet and global warming. There were some interesting facts that I didn't know. 'The livestock sector alone is responsible for 18% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions - That's more than the ENTIRE transportation sector - eve...

    READ THIS BOOK!!! Frances Moore Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet)'s daughter Anna, detailing the links between agriculture and climate change. When I first glanced through it, I thought I would know what was in it from reading Michael Pollan, etc - but there was a lot to learn after all....

    Anna Lappe''s book broadens the concept of how food affects climate change beyond our notion of "food miles." There is far more to it than our food traveling from a distant field to our dinner tables. Lappe' delves into CAFO's (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), where livestock i...

  • Kate
    Sep 06, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

  • Chad
    Apr 22, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of research papers, and the sheer volume of research that went into writing this book makes it impressive to me. What's even more impressive, though, are the concise and easy to read conclusions that Anna Lapp draws from her research. She cle...

    Interesting treatment of a topic that is clearly in my area of research (she even utilized the name of our research project as a common phrase in her book). Lappe' is the daughter of the famous Francis Moore Lappe' who wrote Diet for a Small Planet in the early 70's. I also met Anna sh...

  • Donna
    Jan 24, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

  • Ryan
    Jun 25, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

  • Kelly
    Oct 12, 2013

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

  • Amber
    Apr 21, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

  • Paul
    Mar 14, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

  • Oldroses
    Apr 15, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

  • Tom
    Mar 29, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

  • Scott
    Apr 07, 2011

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

  • Amanda
    Mar 01, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of research papers, and the sheer volume of research that went into writing this book makes it impressive to me. What's even more impressive, though, are the concise and easy to read conclusions that Anna Lapp draws from her research. She cle...

  • Thom
    Jul 13, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

  • Jody
    Jun 06, 2011

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

    I read this book after receiving it through Goodreads' First Reads program. I requested it because Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe changed by life when I read it in the 70s. In that book, Lappe explained how every step in the food chain uses only ten percent of the prote...

    The daughter of an earlier heroine of mine, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, Anna Lappe, is a good writer, too. This book goes on the shelf right between the climate change literature and the critiques of industrial agriculture, like Michael Pollan's Omnivore's D...

    A little too simplistic at times but definitely a good introduction with a lot of good sources listed throughout (e.g. talking about New Forest, a fukuoka-style farm in Wisconsin, Tree Crops (1930s), several other agroecological farms and their practices, La Via, Badgely, C. et al., Re...

    I should be rating this book higher, and if I were coming from a different perspective I very like would. "Diet for a Hot Planet" is a solid, if somewhat repetitive, primer on what's wrong with our 21st century food production system vis--vis climate change and what responsible peopl...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm a fan of research papers, and the sheer volume of research that went into writing this book makes it impressive to me. What's even more impressive, though, are the concise and easy to read conclusions that Anna Lapp draws from her research. She cle...

    Interesting treatment of a topic that is clearly in my area of research (she even utilized the name of our research project as a common phrase in her book). Lappe' is the daughter of the famous Francis Moore Lappe' who wrote Diet for a Small Planet in the early 70's. I also met Anna sh...

    This book, which describes the impact our food choices have on global warming, makes a nice companion to other books by denizens of the Slow Food movement--"The Omnivore's Dilemma", by Michael Pollan, "Food Matters", by Mark Bittman. Having already read the former book, as well as many...

    Extremely well-written book on the connection between global warming and food production. It's honest yet inspiring, well-researched yet down-to-earth. There are a lot of details in this book, but it usually finds a way to stay engaging. It's clear this author has a penchant for debati...

    This book has all the scary facts about the American diet and global warming. There were some interesting facts that I didn't know. 'The livestock sector alone is responsible for 18% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions - That's more than the ENTIRE transportation sector - eve...

  • Toby
    May 10, 2010

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

  • Diane Kistner
    Oct 28, 2012

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

  • Kitten Kisser
    Sep 10, 2014

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...

    I've been following the whole local food and sustainability movements for a while now, so I was steeling myself for the big vegan political diatribe against meat-eating. I was gratified that Anna Lappe did not resort to off-putting put-downs of meat eaters like myself. As she points ou...

    In short, if you don't know that what you eat affects the climate, this is a great book for you. If you do know it, you might want to read this so you've got ammo when you talk about it, but you probably won't get much out of the book yourself. Eat less, eat food from closer to home, e...

    I recently received this book as a contest prize from Good Reads First Reads. I?ve always been concerned with the issue of climate change. However, I wasn?t aware that food production contributed as much to it as it does. It?s common sense, actually, but most of us don?t think ...

    I won this book in the Goodreads First Reads contest. It's an advance copy that I can read and review. How exciting! 4/6/10 Disclaimer: I won this book free in the Goodreads First Reads contest. I have to confess that when it came time to read this book, I actually expected that ...

    "In 1971, Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappe, picks up the onversation. In her ne...

    The way I see it, it doesn't really matter if you believe in Global Warming or not. The bottom line is that it's our responsibility to educate ourselves about our actions & what effects that have on our world. "Do no harm" should be everyone's motto. That said, if you are a believe...

  • Roxy Moran
    Nov 19, 2017

    In 1973, I read Frances Moore Lapp's Diet for a Small Planet. It helped me to understand the real costs of the food (particularly the meat) that I put on the table for myself and my family. It required me to completely rethink my family's diet. For me and for many others, it was noth...

    Thanks to the efforts of Al Gore, most people are aware of their carbon footprint and ways that they can reduce the size of their footprint. But how many of us know that we also have a ?foodprint?? Anna Lapp introduces us to this important concept in her book, "Diet for a Hot Pla...

    Yet another book on eating right for the environment? Yes! But this one covered topics that have been so far in my readings left out of other books, such as, for one example, an in-depth discussion of 'greenwashing' metehods and how to recognize them. When I got this book I really ...

    As an introduction to the science of climate change as affected by the global industrial food system, Diet for a Hot Planet excels at informing and entertaining. I have to admit I was hesitant when I started reading it and was sure it was going to be a chore to get through, but I reall...

    The book achieves an effective fusion of climate change and food security issues presented in an engaging style and accompanied by many excellent resources for further investigation of areas of particular interest to the reader. It provides a useful handbook for addressing the challeng...

    Blah blah blah. Activists are pushy when in tight quarters, even if you totally support their campaigns. Entitlement is so unbecoming an author. I support the ideas put forth by Lappe and the pages I glanced over seemed clear and laced with humor. But this was not the best possi...

    I received this from goodreads.com giveaways. This was an informative book about the connection of what we eat and climate change. It was easy to read and leaves me more aware, but also more hopeful. What is healthful for our bodies, is healthful for the planet. I hope everyone read...

    Good arguments for eating local and organic. ...

    Excerpted from A belated vegan review of eaarth (Bill McKibben, 2010) and Diet for a Hot Planet (Anna Lapp, 2010). (Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review through Library Thing's Early Reviewer program.) In Diet for a Hot Planet, Anna Lapp also looks...

    Pretty good! Wish there was a more in-depth section on "Action"; felt a little shorted on the "What You Can Do About It" part. Maybe 1 chapter on how you can eat better and one chapter on community agricultural movements; started this book thinking it would be 50/50 but it was a lot of...