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Crosscut Tout: Anna Lappé on food and climate

Writer Anna Lappé, daughter of a famous author, has found her own voice on food and climate change.

Amid the many concerns about food, global warming and the environment, writer Anna Lappé wants us to see a way our diet can do good for the planet, as well as ourselves. The author and co-host of PBS' "The Endless Feast" will be in Seattle for several days beginning Thursday (April 15) talking about her new book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It.

Providing guidance about food and the environment comes naturally to Lappé, daughter of Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé. The mother and daughter co-wrote a 2002 book, Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, and they co-founded the Small Planet Institute. While working on the new book, Anna Lappé started a climate-action web site,Take a Bite out of Climate Change.

On Thursday at 6:30 pm, Lappé will appear at an event at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom where she will be interviewed by Seattle's Warren Etheredge (The Warren Report) and take audience questions. On Saturday at 2 pm, she will talk and sign books at Elliot Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Avenue. In Portland, she will appear at Powell's Bookstore at 7:30 pm Sunday. She appeared earlier in Spokane.

Anna Lappé at Tom Douglas' Palace Ballroom, 2030 5th Avenue (at Lenora), 6:30 pm Thursday, $35 for event, copy of book and appetizers. Tickets expected to be available at the door; reservations: 206-632-2419 or Brown Paper Tickets until early Thursday morning.

Joe Copeland is political editor for Crosscut. You can reach him at Joe.Copeland@crosscut.com.


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