Author & sustainable food advocate
Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author and widely respected educator, known for her work as an expert on food systems and as a sustainable food advocate. The co-author or author of three books and the contributing author to ten others, Anna’s work has been translated internationally and featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, Oprah Magazine, among many other outlets. Named one of TIME magazine’s “eco” Who’s-Who, Anna is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé. She is also the founder and director of the Real Food Media Project, which uses creative movies, an online movie contest, a web-based action center, and grassroots events to grow the movement for sustainable food and farming.
nna holds an M.A. in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and graduated with honors from Brown University. From 2004 to 2006, she was a Food and Society Policy Fellow, a national program of the WK Kellogg Foundation and in 2010, she was the first “Innovator” with the Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming. Among other consulting and advisory roles, Anna is a strategic advisor to Corporate Accountability International, a board member of Rainforest Action Network and the Mesa Refuge, and an advisor to the Agroecology Fund. Born in Yonkers, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughters.