Ethical (Meat?) Eating

The New York Times launched a contest last month that asked its readers to ethically defend their meat-eating. Six finalists have been chosen by a panel of (all-star and, some have noted, all white male) judges, and the… Read More

USAID Wants “More Beef” to Feed Growing Population

An estimated 7 billion people are living on this planet, and that number is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. In any situation in which sharing is involved, issues of equity and distribution arise. USAID recently released… Read More

Jacaranda and Wings: Part 2

This blog was originally posted on Brighter Green partner A Well Fed World’s blog on April 13, 2012. This is the second of two parts. What made KFC’s entry into the Kenyan market possible was securing a reliable… Read More

Jacaranda and Wings: Part 1

This blog was originally posted on Brighter Green partner A Well Fed World’s blog on Friday April 13, 2012. This is the first of two parts. I read about it before I actually saw it: the first East… Read More

Unspoken Cultural Costs to India’s First Mega-Dairy: Part II

This is the second of two blogs examining just a few of the unspoken cultural costs to India as a result of the transition from small-scale dairy operations to factory-style mega-dairies, like the recently opened Bhagylaxmi Dairy Farm…. Read More

Unspoken Cultural Costs to India’s First Mega-Dairy: Part I

Last year, Bhagylaxmi Dairy Farm in the city of Pune opened as India’s first industrialized mega-dairy with a total of 3000 Holstein-Friesian cows. Although India is currently the world’s top producer of cow’s milk, the burgeoning middle class… Read More

Growing the Movement for Nature’s Rights

The Earth Island Journal recently published a resource-filled article on natural law, which is becoming an ever-hotter topic in the environmental advocacy realm. Covering the history and key players in the ongoing campaign for the rights of nature,… Read More

Low Lying Islands On High Moral Ground

Last week, I had a chance to see The Island President, a film by Jon Shenk about Mohammed Nasheed, the former President of the Maldives, and his fight for climate justice. Shenk followed Nasheed from his election in… Read More