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Brighter Green and Humane Society International Publish COP 20 Policy Recommendations 12/4/14

Brighter Green and Humane Society International published a policy recommendation document on animal agriculture and climate change for the COP 20 meeting in Lima, Peru. You can access the document here.

Brighter Green Releases Summary on Forthcoming Nature's Rights Paper 10/14/14

Brighter Green released a summary of a forthcoming nature's rights paper entitled Nature's Rights: Rivers, Trees, Whales, and Apes.

Jim Harkness Positively Reviews "What's For Dinner?" 10/6/14

Jim Harkness Senior Advisor on China at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy positively reviews "What's For Dinner?" and interviews Executive Director Mia MacDonald.

Brighter Green Associate Interviewed by "Eating Animals" Director, Christopher Quinn 9/29/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou was interviewed by Eating Animals director Christopher Quinn. BG also provided Mr. Quinn Chinese contacts, including What's For Dinner? director Jian Yi, for the film.

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou interviewed by Our Hen House 7/23/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou was interviewed by Our Hen House on Brighter Green's What's For Dinner? and China screening tour in June and July 2014.

Brighter Green and Partner Global Forest Coalition Published in "Square Brackets" 7/1/14

Brighter Green and partner Global Forest Coalition published their article "Implementing Aichi Target 3 in the livestock sector" in "Square Brackets: CBD Newsletter for Civil Society".

Brighter Green Releases June 2014 Newsletter 6/27/14

Brighter Green releases its June 2014 newsletter highlighting achievements and events in the first part of 2014. You can view the newsletter here.

Brighter Green Launches "What's For Dinner?" China Screening Tour 6/15/14

Brighter Green launches the China tour of the short documentary film "What's For Dinner?". The film is screened in multiple cities through July 2014 and provinces including Beijing, Shanghai, and Zhejiang province. To learn more please click here.

Brighter Green Presents at the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption 6/11/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou presented her paper, "The Triangle: Factory Farming in the U.S., China and Brazil" in Shanghai, China at the Global Research Forum on Production and Consumption.

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New Videos: Exploring India's Expanding Dairy and Beef Industries

August 23, 2011 11:15am
In this new two-part video series, Brighter Green examines the challenges and effects of India’s beef and dairy industries.

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India today has the largest dairy herd of cows and buffalo in the world. To meet growing domestic demand, mainly for milk, India’s cow and buffalo populations are increasing. At the same time, global as well as home-grown agribusinesses are making their mark on India, seeking to expand production through industrial style facilities. Beef is also a growing business in India, and a major source of the country’s export income. These developments have multiple impacts for India’s food security, natural resources, the cows and buffalo themselves, and the global climate.

India’s cows and buffalo are the largest global livestock emitters of methane, a greenhouse gas that’s at least 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. These animals also require significant amounts of feed and water, resources already under considerable pressure given India’s large and growing human population. According to the World Bank, by 2020, India’s land, water and air will be under more strain than anywhere else in the world.

For more on the globalization of factory farming in India, and other parts of the world, click here. Stay tuned for Brighter Green’s forthcoming paper investigating these issues. For a summary of the research, click here.