Almost 40 years ago, the book Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore LappÃ© helped change my family’s lifestyle and the way I looked at food while growing up. Today, LappÃ©’s daughter Anna LappÃ© is shaking things up with a look at the global impacts of what and how we eat. Her newest book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It, will be released at the end of the month, and on April 15th you have a chance to meet the author.
Among the many events put on by Kim Ricketts Book Events is a series called The Good Life: Books for Better Living, which feature “interactive evenings of conversation with authors on tools for creating â€œthe good life.â€” An evening with Anna LappÃ© is scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2010 and you should consider getting tickets now, as these highly popular events often sell out.
The evening will take place at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom, which also supplies appetizers and sponsors the event. Tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets and the price of $35 includes a copy of the book. A cash bar will be available.
“While you may not think â€œglobal warmingâ€ when you sit down to dinner, our tangled web of global foodâ€”from Pop-Tarts packaged in Tennessee and eaten in Texas to pork chops raised in Poland, with feed from Brazil, then shipped to South Koreaâ€” is connected to as much as one third of total greenhouse-gas emissions. Livestock alone is associated with more emissions than all of the world’s transportation combined. Move over, Hummer. Say hello to the hamburger. If we’re serious about the climate crisis, says LappÃ©, we have to talk about food.”
LappÃ©, who will be interviewed by Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report for the event, “is the coauthor of Grub, Hope’s Edge and currently host of MSN’s Practical Guide to Healthy Living, and co-host of PBS’s The Endless Feast.”