Katy Keiffer is joined by the legendary activist and writer Frances Moore Lappé on an inspiring episode of What Doesn’t Kill You. Frances More Lappé is the author or co-author of 18 books including the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet. Frances was named by Gourmet Magazine as one of 25 people (including Thomas Jefferson, Upton Sinclair, and Julia Child), whose work has changed the way America eats. Her most recent work is World Hunger:10 Myths which she and co-author Joseph Collins co-wrote (October 2015, Grove/Atlantic). She is the cofounder of three organizations, including Oakland based think tank Food First and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. Frances and her daughter have also cofounded the Small Planet Fund, which channels resources to democratic social movements worldwide. – See more at: http://smallplanet.org/about/frances/bio#sthash.VKZsX8pC.dpuf

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“Our whole book is about rethinking power down to its latin root meaning – which is ‘our capacity to act’.” [07:00]

“If we don’t set the rules that are fair and democratic, then its set by highest return on existing wealth.” [16:00]

“We have to stop complaining and join together in a movement like the movement that I was fortunate enough to experience in the 1960’s and 70’s. That movement is rising now and it’s a bipartisan movement.” [19:00]

–Frances Moore Lappe on What Doesn’t Kill You