Sowing the Seeds

The Asia Society held a symposium at the Ford Foundation Monday, to discuss food security in Asia. The event was launched the report “Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia,” co-published by the Asia Society and… Read More

The MDGs and Animal Welfare and Rights

World leaders and global civil society gathered at the United Nations in New York last week to assess progress on and re-energize commitments to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A set of eight priorities, spanning poverty, hunger, health,… Read More

Full Steam Ahead for Evo Morales and the Indigenous Environmental Movement

As I arrived at the Community Church in New York City last night for a talk given by Bolivian President Evo Morales, I headed for the back of a line that stretched two blocks long. The crowd, many… Read More

Farmers’ Markets Fill Void Left by the Supermarket Industry

A recent report from the California-based Food Empowerment Project shows vast disparities in the availability of healthy food options among high and low-income communities in Santa Clara County. According to the report, lower-income communities and communities of color… Read More

Photos from Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara

Where Elephants Walk

On my first visit to Kenya, we were ready to leave the Maasai Mara National Reserve and we still hadn’t seen elephants. We asked our guide: “can’t we find some?” Strangely enough, we did. Two: a mother and… Read More

Sri Lankan Vets Strike for Elephants – But What About the Farmers?

In Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai’s message to the Africa Animal Welfare Conference, currently taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, the connection between wildlife conservation, and the general non-industrialization of the continent is made clear: The non-industrialization of Africa… Read More

Wangari Maathai Sends Message to the Africa Animal Welfare Action Conference

Conference Participants and Honored Guests, Welcome to Kenya. I want to start by saying that I was honored to have been invited to participate at this conference but deeply regret my inability to be with you. I am… Read More