This is an excerpt from the first lecture of the GMO WTF series at Cornell University, an independent, student-run alternative to the heavily biased pro-GMO rhetoric espoused by Cornell's agriculture department. (Time 18:06)

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Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 18 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment. Beginning with the three-million copy "Diet for a Small Planet" in 1971, her books include "Democracy’s Edge", "Getting a Grip" (in two editions), "EcoMind", and, most recently, "World Hunger: 10 Myths". The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., describes "Diet for a Small Planet" as “one of the most influential political tracts of the times." In 2008, it was selected as one of 75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World by members of the Women's National Book Association. Frances was also named by Gourmet Magazine as one of 25 people (including Thomas Jefferson, Upton Sinclair, and Julia Child), whose work has changed the way America eats. Her books have been translated into 15 languages and are used widely in university courses.

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