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In 1971 Frances Moore Lappé’s first book, Diet for a Small Planet, tackled the premise that an exploding population and diminishing food sources were the root causes of poverty; rather, she said, poverty and hunger resulted from faulty distribution and waste. “It was policy, not scarcity.” The solution: a revitalized, personalized democracy, and an increased sense of commitment to (and community with) each other. Sixteen books later, Lappé, 64, is still working for that with her Small Planet Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. … Back to Article

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