Mark Kurlansky and Anna Lappé: Plate to Planet

Mark Kurlansky and Anna Lappé are two of the country’s most prolific and influential authors writing about feeding a crowded planet with a destabilized climate. The connection between global warming and the dinner table isn’t always obvious when we go to the grocery store. But our choices about how we put food on our plates, and what we do with the waste, contribute to as much as one third of total greenhouse-gas emissions. How can we continue to feed the planet without destroying it in the process? A conversation about the climate costs of global food production – and some possible solutions. Guests: Mark Kurlansky, Author, "MILK! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas" (Bloomsbury, 2018) Anna Lappé, Author, "Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork" (Bloomsbury, 2011) This program was recorded live at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on May 16, 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One