By Tom Philpott Anna Lappe might be called a green-diaper baby. Her mother, Frances Moore Lappe, brought the seminal Diet for a Small Planet back in 1971, and has been agitating forcefully for a just, sustainable food system ever since. Her father, the toxicologist Marc Lappe,was an early and important critic of the agrichemical industry. Anna has emerged in her own right as a leading voice in the sustainable food movement.
By Tom Philpott Few Grist readers need an introduction to Eric Schlosser. His 2001 book, Fast Food Nation, helped galvanize interest in the politics and ecology of food production. Since that time, he's used his increasingly high pr... Read Post
By Tom Philpott Of all the panels I attended at Slow Food Nation's series, the most powerful for me was the one convened by Eric Schlosser on creating a "new, fair food system." It featured labor-rights advocates from California and... Read Post
By Tom Philpott Raj Patel, author of the searing book Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, is one of the most trenchant critics of industrial food.According to Patel, one billion people in the world don'... Read Post