Articles, op-eds, and other shorter pieces published by Brighter Green associates.


Brazil’s New Dietary Guidelines: Cook and Eat Whole Foods, Be Wary of Ads
By Mia MacDonald and Judy Bankman
Civil Eats, March 12, 2014


中国需面对工厂化养殖的真实成本 (中文)
China needs to assess the true costs of factory farming (English)
By Mia MacDonald and Wanqing Zhou
China Dialogue, February 23, 2017

极端气候再次暴露美国工厂化养殖模式的脆弱性 (中文)
US Factory Farming Shows Vulnerability to Severe Weather Once Again (English)
By Wanqing Zhou
China Dialogue, November 11, 2016

巴黎峰会忽视低排放未来的关键道路 (中文)
What Paris Left Out (English)
By Mia MacDonald and Antony Froggatt
Caixin, December 23, 2015
Republished by Huffington Post, January 7, 2016

China’s Cloned Cows: Meat on the Table or Environmental Disaster?
By Jian Yi
The Guardian, December 5, 2015

What’s the Connection to China’s and the U.S.’ Pigs and the Smithfield-Shuanghui Deal?
By Mia MacDonald
Huffington Post, June 5, 2013

Cultivating Risks
By Mia MacDonald
China Dialogue, May 9, 2011

Investment Bankers with Wings: Making a Killing
By Mia MacDonald
Huffington Post, July 4, 2010

China Encounters Factory Farming
By Mia MacDonald
China Dialogue, July 9, 2009

An Interview with Mia MacDonald on Chinaʼs Growing Appetite for U.S.-Style Meat Production
By Anne Lappé
Grist, February 17, 2009

Chinese Farms: A Growing Challenge
By Mia MacDonald
Worldwatch Institute, October 20, 2008


Updates from COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco
By Caroline Wimberly and Tozie Zokufa
World Animal Net, January 31, 2017

The Paris Climate Agreement: What Does it Mean for Animals – And How We Eat?
By Mia MacDonald
Huffington Post, December 21, 2015

Reestablished China-Brazil Beef Trade Means More than Cheap Churrasco
By Wanqing Zhou
Diálogo Chino, May 28, 2015

Will ‘Milk Life’ Go Global? Big Dairy Sets Its Sights on Asia
By Mia MacDonald
Civil Eats, April 1, 2014
Republished by Huffington Post, May 6, 2014

The Global Climate Crisis & Animal Agriculture: Doha and Beyond
By Mia MacDonald
Huffington Post, December 6, 2012
Republished by Civil Eats, December 10, 2012

The US Drought: An Opportunity to Rethink the Global Food System
By Mia MacDonald
Huffington Post, August 27,2012

Desperately Seeking: A Sustainable, Climate-Friendly Food System
By Mia MacDonald in collaboration with Worldwatch Institute
CSRwire, August 8, 2012
Republished by Worldwatch Institute, August 17, 2012

Where’s the Beef? Cancun Climate Conference Should Take Animal Agriculture Seriously
By Mia MacDonald
Huffington Post, December 2, 2010

Eat Like It Matters
By Mia MacDonald
Resurgence Issue 259, March/April 2010

The Ecological Impacts of Animal Agriculture
By Mia MacDonald
OpEdNews, January 8, 2010

United States

New York to Lead on Food and Climate Policy? Bill de Blasio and the “Foodprint” Resolution
By Mia MacDonald
Civil Eats, December 23, 2013

Rethinking Agriculture: National Climate Assessment Provides (Another) Reason
By Mia MacDonald
Huffington Post, April 24, 2013
Republished by Civil Eats, April 30, 2013