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Diet for a Small Planet

Frances Moore Lappé shows how to practice vegetarianism and address world hunger.

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28 minutes
Produced by Bullfrog Films
with author Frances Moore Lappé



There is tremendous waste of edible protein involved in producing America's meat-centered diet, while much of the world goes hungry.

Based on the best-selling book DIET FOR A SMALL PLANET, the film features the author Frances Moore Lappé, and Ellen Buchman Ewald, author of RECIPES FOR A SMALL PLANET. With nutritionist/biochemist Dr. Kendall King they explore three main topics:

1. The Nutrition of Protein - What is protein? Why do we need it? How can we get it?

2. The Ecological Cost of Meat Protein - Feedlots as protein factories in reverse. Europe and the US as protein drains.

3. Cooking with Complementary Proteins - Preparation of dishes that exemplify the three main combinations of non-meat foods which produce high quality protein.



Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1974     Copyright Date: 1973
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-829-5     VHS ISBN: 1-59458-828-7




Reviews
"The only film we know that encourages Americans to consume more vegetables and less meat...It would be an excellent stimulus for discussion in college courses or at professional meetings. At the high school level, it would be useful in conjunction with consumer education, biology, and health courses."
Nutrition Action

"A timely discussion of world hunger, with substantial information on good nutrition."
The Science Teacher

"Perhaps its major statement is made by showing that 18 million pounds of vegetable protein are wasted in the US yearly through conversion to meat...This deficit of 18 million pounds is approximately that required by the Third World."
Journal of Nutrition Education.


PURCHASE
DVD $59
VHS $59
RENT
DVD $35
VHS $35

Diet for a Small Planet


"A timely discussion of world hunger, with substantial information on good nutrition." The Science Teacher

Subjects
Agriculture
Food And Nutrition
Health
Hunger
Sustainable Agriculture


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