The Little Emperor’s Burger

Note: This blog was written by Judy Bankman and Elektra Alivisatos and was originally published on Civil Eats. When I asked my friend living in China about fast food restaurants there, he responded, “they’re constantly packed with young… Read More

East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative Update: Summer Internships and Higher Education

The summer months have proved to be busy and exciting for the Kenyan students in the East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative. Joyce Kakenya Barta has been interning at Lake Elementaita Seasons Hotels and Lodges as a part… Read More

Maui: Sustainable Living in Paradise

Maui, one of the Hawaiian Islands, is known for its beautiful beaches and amazing weather. It’s no wonder it is a huge tourist destination. But Maui is more than just a beautiful tourist destination, it is, in many… Read More

Kenya’s Move Towards Solar Energy (Part II)

Why Kenya is Prime for Solar Energy Kenya lies conveniently on the equator, and as a result receives direct solar energy throughout the year. The use of solar energy is a relatively new concept in Kenya and many… Read More

Kenya’s Move Towards Solar Energy (Part I)

The Benefits of Electricity in Rural Kenya It is estimated that one in five people on the planet do not have access to electricity (World Bank data bank). In sub-Saharan Africa, about 70 percent of the population has… Read More

The Human Victims of Industrial Animal Agriculture

On the week of June 3rd, China provided another sad example of the impacts of industrial agriculture-showing that animals aren’t the only victims. A poultry slaughterhouse in Northeast Jilin province caught fire leading to the death of at… Read More

Preventing a Livestock Revolution in Liberia: the Need for a New International Vision

In Liberia, the FAO has been involved in a number of poultry projects for both broilers and laying hens. It has constructed three factory farm style operations in the interior of the country to train locals in “modern… Read More

Livestock Intensification as a Misguided Response to Liberia’s Food Woes

Like much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Liberia struggles with malnutrition and food insecurity. While finding solutions to these problems is a major developmental goal for the country, unfortunately, the government and its international partners’ response has included a strong… Read More

Meat and Development in Liberia

Ross Miranti is a guest blogger for Brighter Green. Meat consumption correlates with income; poorer individuals and countries tend to consume less than their wealthier counterparts. This applies to Liberia, one of the poorest nations in the world,… Read More

China Elaborates Law to Enhance Food Safety

On May 2nd, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) of China issued Interpretations on food safety criminal cases. The next day, a spokesman of the SPC further elaborated on the Interpretations during a… Read More