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To mark World Food Day 2017, Brighter Green is releasing a new discussion paper, Chronic Disease, Changing Diets and Sustainability: The Globalization of Western-style Eating and Its Implications, that illuminates the public health and environmental challenges created by the rapid adoption in Africa, Asia, and Latin America of diets high in fats, sugar, processed foods, and salt. Fueled by the growth of industrial agriculture, trade agreements, marketing, and the power of “Big Food,” global plates are becoming more like those in the U.S. – and, as a result, less healthy, less sustainable, and less equitable. Five country case studies (Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa, India) provide cautionary examples of how an increase in non-communicable diseases almost always accompanies a changing food environment. (more…)October 16, 2017
We weren’t able to make it to Nairobi for the The Africa Animal Welfare Conference – ACTION 2017 this year. But we were able to create a video talking about some of our work which was shown during the conference and well received by participants. The conference drew many different people and resulted in the largest gathering of animal welfare advocates on African soil to date. It was supported in part by our colleagues at the Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW). To learn more about the conference and to see conference presentations, click here.October 12, 2017
As the US and other industrialized nations begin to trim per capita consumption of animal products – whether for personal health, as a form of climate activism, evolving consideration of animal rights, to fight deforestation, or for other reasons – the rest of the world is beefing up. Literally.
Any serious discussion or commentary on the future of food must address the dilemma of rising global demand for meat and other animal products. Throughout history almost without exception, when people gain wealth and move to cities, they consume more meat. The huge inputs – and often inefficient outputs – of animal products are becoming more well-known and taken seriously in food, agriculture and climate policy circles.October 3, 2017
Brighter Green will be collaborating with our colleagues at the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) and the Friends of the Siberian Forests (FSF) on an event at this year’s Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB 46 Bonn).
Registration is now open for the Reducetarian Summit, a two day conference by the Reducetarian Foundation, which will bring together perspectives and technologies from all corners of the world to explore how to create a more equitable, compassionate and sustainable food system. The central question of the 2017 Reducetarian Summit is: “How do we as individuals, organizations, communities, and societies work to systematically decrease meat consumption?”
Our documentaries, What’s For Dinner? and Six Years On, are being screened in Cambodia. This will be their premiere in Southeast Asia. The screening will take place at the META HOUSE on February 8th, at 7pm. Learn MoreJanuary 31, 2017
What’s for Dinner? and Six Years On are being shown at the Hong Kong EcoCinema Festival. These documentaries provide a unique look into the rapidly growing consumption of meat in China and the increasing industrialization of agriculture. The theme of this year’s festival is “biodiversity” and other films will focus on food, oceans, plastic, and the environment.December 8, 2016