Frances Moore Lappé is the author of 18 books including the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet. She is the cofounder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and education seeking to bring democracy to life, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. They have also cofounded the Small Planet Fund, which channels resources to democratic social movements worldwide. Lappé appears frequently as a public speaker and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Alternet. In 2007 Gourmet Magazine named Frances as one of twenty-five people, including Thomas Jefferson and Julia Child, whose work has changed the way America eats. She is a founding member of the Hamburg-based World Future Council and a recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize and the James Beard Foundation's "Humanitarian of the Year" Award. She works in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Frances’ newest book is EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want (Nation Books, 2011), an empowering reframing of core global challenges. Jane Goodall wrote, “EcoMind will open your eyes and change your thinking. I want everyone to read it."