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Diet for a Hot Planet

Saturday, April 10, 2010
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
415-291-3276 x106
One Ferry Building, Suite 50
Location Details:
Port Commission Hearing Room
Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Climate change is coming, and our food is implicated. Research estimates that our food system is responsible for as much as one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, yet one study showed that the nation's top newspapers mentioned food and agriculture in only 2.4 percent of climate change articles. Anna Lappe's latest book has a simple message: if we are serious about addressing climate change, we have to talk about food. Diet for a Hot Planet: the Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It voices the dreams, tales, and warnings of the farmers and eaters at the front lines of the battle to keep the planet cool and explores the potential for sustainable agriculture to mitigate climate change. Come hear more about this important and timely work, and find out how your food choices make a difference.

Anna Lappe is a national bestselling author known for her work on sustainability and food systems. Named one of TIME's "Eco-Who's Who," Anna co-wrote Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet and Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen. With her mother Frances Moore Lappe, Anna leads the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education, and the Small Planet Fund, which has raised and given away nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to democratic social movements worldwide, two of which have won the Nobel Peace Prize since the Fund's founding in 2002.

Sponsored by Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), Book Passage, Food First, Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Rainforest Action Network, Oakland Institute, and Center for Food Safety.

The talk will be followed by a reception with farmers market snacks.

Tickets are $10; all proceeds will benefit the Small Planet Fund.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds (unless the event sells out).

Added to the calendar on Wed, Mar 3, 2010 2:59PM
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