Frances Moore Lappé is a democracy advocate and world food and hunger expert who has authored or co-authored 19 books. She is the co-founder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and, more recently, Small Planet Institute, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. She is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award (a.k.a. the “Alternative Nobel”). Her first book, “Diet for a Small Planet” sold three million copies, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. describes it as “one of the most influential political tracts of the times.” The book is considered “the blueprint for eating with a small carbon footprint since long before the term was coined,” (JM Hirsch, Associated Press). Her most recent book is “Daring Democracy: Igniting Clarity, Creativity, and Courage for the America We Want”.