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Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet Paperback – April 28, 2003
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Beyond discussing a wide range of reasons to become a vegetarian (and that means no fish or chicken either, folks), the authors introduce you to a number of individual reasons for hope--Bob, the Wisconsin cheese maker; Jean-Yves, the farmer from Brittany who created the Sustainable Agriculture Network; and Muhammad Yunas, who has changed the lives of countless living in poverty with his remarkable microcredit programs. Along with these stories and the theories they're based on, you'll also find luscious recipes calling for grains, fruits, vegetables, and a handful of dairy products that will delight your taste buds and your conscience.
The Lappes firmly believe that the choices of low-level consumers have the potential to make positive changes, both in the world economy and in our physical health. By eating a vegetarian diet, shopping with care, and cooking with love, we might all brighten our future tremendously. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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From their grassroots research spanning five continents, Frances and Anna Lappe bring heartening evidence that democracy is still alive, that our personal choices can add up to make a tremendous difference, and that, as Margaret Mead once said, "a small group of highly committed people can change the world." I recommend this book highly for its compelling vision of creativity, community, and positive social change.
Two books that have really changed the way I think about the world are Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point and Hope's Edge, by Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe. Thank you for carrying books that introduce constructive avenues toward social change and move people to positive action.
The book arms us with examples of people and strategies that are working, that are making progress. It didn't leave me feeling like we're all doomed no matter what we do, it didn't leave me feeling that I can sit back and relax because someone else is making things ok, it simply gave and gives me hope, examples and evidence that it is possible to create healthy communities and empower people in the face of fear, oppression and poverty. That is the seed of true power, the knowing it is possible. For that I thank Ms. Lappé and her daughter and highly recommend their book.
The off-the-beaten track tour of Brazil, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, and parts of Europe and the United States, gives an inside look at the growing movement of amazing people doing amazing things to attempt to reverse the increasing despair-ity in our world. These are the stories that rarely make it into the "news", but are so important to hear in order to give us hope.
The recipes sound wonderful, however, I cannot find many of the ingredients here around my home in East Africa. So, in the true spirit of the book, I am substituting local ingredients to create globally-inspired cuisine. I can't wait to teach the mamas in the village how to use some of their traditional medicinal herbs to make a cream topping for their beet soup!
If there has ever been a time for reflecting on how we are all linked-up, this book gives some wonderful insights and clues to how to make sense of it all...and, how to finally make the leap towards making a difference.
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Her earlier works were creative, science-based quality cooking advice, this is a heap of liberal, socio-political propaganda, sorry I spent the money to buy and the time to read.Published 19 months ago by Bruce W. Jones
I Was not impressed I thought it would be more informative and educational in learning how to cook vegaterian mealsPublished on January 11, 2014 by Pam
The story was great and there were some wonderful points and recipes. However, the author pushes her vegetarian agenda by ignoring a couple of very vital points. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by sherry willis
This book is interesting and readable. Recommendable for all who are interested in positive reaction to climate change and to provide 'real' food to our families.Published on July 15, 2013 by Jane
I want to save the environment and eat more healthy and eat more sustainably. It's important we take care of our planet for those generations that will follow us. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Linda in Hawaii
DSP is a great book and shows how we can feed the whole world on what USA feeds it cows! Amazing that this happens when 65% of American are obese. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by gardener