‘Diet for a Small Planet’ helped spark a food revolution. It’s evolving 50 years later.

Susan S. Johnson

‘Diet for a Small Planet’ helped spark a food revolution that is still evolving. Photo by Scott Suchman for The Washington Post

A thin, dog-eared paperback graced our kitchen’s bookshelf from the time I was just about old enough to see above the counter. To my child’s eyes, its title, “Diet for a Small Planet,” seemed welcoming: I was a small person, so what could be bad about a small planet?

Indeed, author Frances Moore Lappé is the first to say that her book, and the 50 years of work focused on the intersection of food and democracy that has

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