Frances Moore Lappé (b. 1944), author and political activist
During the countercultural upheavals of the 1960s, she formed a forceful synthesis of beliefs about global resources, energy consumption, personal food choices, and moral responsibility. In the hugely influential Diet for a Small Planet (1971) she proposed a meatless diet relying on protein-rich food combinations as a practical means of addressing all these issues. World hunger and just food distribution have remained central concerns of her work.