Frances Moore Lappe

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Frances Moore Lappe

Frances Moore Lappe is a well known socialist, and food activist.

Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First

The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First, was founded by Frances Moore Lappe (Democratic Socialists of America, Institute for Policy Studies) and Joseph Collins (Institute for Policy Studies), authors of the book "Food First".[1]

DSA vice chair

In 1984 Democratic Socialists of America vice chairs were Harry Britt, Ron Dellums, Dorothy Healey, Irving Howe, Frances Moore Lappe, Manning Marable, Hilda Mason, Marjorie Phyfe, Christine Riddiough, Rosemary Ruether, Edwin Vargas Jr, William Winpisinger[2].

DSA Feminist Commission

In 1985, Ex Officio members: Barbara Ehrenreich, Dorothy Healey, Frances Moore Lappe, Hilda Mason, Marjorie Phyfe, Christine Riddiough, Rosemary Ruether, Maxine Phillips and Esmeralda Castillo were listed on the National Officers and Staff of the Feminist Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America.[3]

In 1986 she was listed as a member of the Commission.[4]

911 "Truther"

Frances Moore Lappe author, Diet for a Small Planet; founder, Small Planet Institute,was one of 100 "prominent Americans" who signed an October 26 2004 statement[5]circulated by calling on the U.S. Government to investigate 9/11 as a possible "inside job".

...we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.

Rosenberg Fund for Children

In 2003 Frances Moore Lappe was on the Advisory Board of the Rosenberg Fund for Children[6].

IPS connection

In September 14-16, 2007 the International forum on Globalization and the Institute for Policy Studies presented a "teach in" at the The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium.

Co-sponsors were The Nation Institute, Global Project on Economic Transitions, Progressive Student Union at GWU, Sierra Club, Greenpeace.

Confronting the Global Triple Crisis-Climate Change * Peak Oil * Global Resource Resource Depletion and Extinction.

Speakers at the Ingredients of systemic change workshop were;

  • Frances Moore Lappe, author, Diet for a Small Planet and Hope’s Edge

Boston DSA post election forum

On Nov.24 2008 Boston Democratic Socialists of America organized a post election forum at the [[Democracy Center]45 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge, (Harvard Sq.) Speakers:


  1. [, Food First staff page]
  2. DSA membership letter Oct 24 1984
  3. DSA Feminist Commission Directory, 1985
  4. 1986 DSA Feminist Commission Directory
  5. 911 Truth statement
  6. Rosenberg Fund for Children Letterhead June 19 2003
  8. TYR, November 2008]