Brazil’s New Dietary Guidelines: Cook and Eat Whole Foods, Be Wary of Ads

By Mia MacDonald and Judy Bankman This blog originally appeared on the Civil Eats website. What if your national dietary guidelines advised you to cook and enjoy fresh, whole foods, and serve them with friends and family while… Read More

Got Milk?: New Policy Paper on Industrialized Dairy in Asia

Brighter Green is excited to announce the release of a new policy paper exploring the growth of industrial dairy systems in India, China, and countries of Southeast Asia. The report, 

Sochi & Environmentalism (& Brighter Green’s Primer in Russian)

Brighter Green is partnering with the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) and Biofuelwatch on a new project studying the intersection of deforestation, climate change, and industrial animal agriculture, in hopes of bringing attention to the connections between these issues… Read More

Cruelty-Free and Sustainable Meat?

At the New York Academy of Sciences Frontiers in Agricultural Sustainability: Studying the Protein Supply Chain to Improve Dietary Quality seminar a few weeks ago, scientists unveiled a new and exciting development into sustainable and cruelty-free meat and… Read More

New York to Lead on Food and Climate Policy? Bill de Blasio and the “Foodprint” Resolution

This blog post originally appeared on the Civil Eats website. Can progressive food and climate change policy and programs in the U.S.’ largest city begin with a “whereas”? New York may be about to find out. In 2009,… Read More

Update on Brazil: The Effects of the Soybean and Meat Industries

Brazil, the world’s second largest producer and exporter of soybean, and the world’s largest exporter of poultry, reports a 39 percent drop in greenhouse-gas emissions between 2005 and 2010. However, this “good news” is not all its cracked… Read More

Chipotle’s Bold Move Towards Food With Integrity

In response to Chipotle’s new harrowing ad depicting the realities of factory farming, the Executive Director for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance said that “It’s a fabrication of how food is produced and fabrication that drives the… Read More

Junk Food Marketing Makes Big Moves in Developing Countries

By Judy Bankman and Ross Miranti This blog originally appeared on the Civil Eats website. KFC TV commercials that have aired in China over the last few years reveal a remarkably wide range of marketing techniques. In the… Read More

India and the Hidden Consequences of the Nutrition Transition

Note: This blog originally appeared on the Civil Eats website. In India today, hordes of people under 30 line up outside McDonald’s to order the Chicken Maharaja Mac: India’s beef-free version of the Big Mac. Fast food and… Read More

Where Food Injustice Wanders Next: South Africa

Note: This blog originally appeared on the Civil Eats website. One of the defining landmarks in Johannesburg, South Africa is the Coca-Cola dome: A 19,000-person arena sponsored by the beverage giant. Coke has become increasing popular in South… Read More