African Leaders Unify Position Ahead of Copenhagen Climate Talks

African leaders met this past week in Addis Ababa in preparation for the Copenhagen climate talks in December. Delegates from Algeria, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria and Uganda met at the African Union (AU) headquarters to agree… Read More

Down on the Ten Thousand Pig Farm

The Ten Thousand Pig Farm (TTPF) in Jiangxi province, is an older pig raising operation. As its name suggests, it’s not small, but it’s also not an intensive, factory style facility. TTPF has been around for decades. In… Read More

Visit to an Indian Piggery in the Time of Swine Flu

In the town of Ganaur in the state of Haryana, a number of egg laying facilities have been abandoned. Bird flu scares that have popped up over the past few years have caused chicken and egg prices and… Read More

Two Lunches

It’s 8 a.m. in downtown Jinggangshan in Jiangxi province where portraits of Mao Zedong, who incubated his revolution in the mountains here, are still common, and Donald Macky is opening its doors. The “Meat World: China” crew is… Read More

Chinese Animal Activists say “NO” to China’s Film Industry

Just a month after the draft version of China’s first animal protection law was completed, animal activists in China are pushing the movement forward, attempting to end animal abuse in the Chinese film industry. Recently, the shooting of… Read More

The Indian Egg

India’s egg consumption, like chicken consumption has been growing steadily. The big states for egg production are Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu (mostly for export) Punjab and Haryana. Last week, my partner, Wan Park, and I visited several battery… Read More

Mr. Wang Builds His Pig Farm

After wrapping up the shoot in Beijing, the “Meat World: China” documentary team has headed south to Jiangxi province. That’s nearly 20 hours by train. But this time, no one had to stand: the crew had sleeper seats…. Read More

Secretary Clinton’s Summer Reading

As I read about U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s multi-country trip through Africa this month, I couldn’t help but wonder how the diligent Clinton would prepare. Would she (or her aides), for example, read Nobel peace laureate… Read More

Mr. and Mrs. Yu’s Famous Vegan Diner

The “Meat World: China” film team’s last stop in Beijing was a visit to Beijing’s Vegan Hut, China’s first vegan restaurant where, we could see in the dailies (clips of the team’s footage, compressed and uploaded in China,… Read More

India’s Growing Appetite for Chicken

Over the last couple of decades, India’s poultry sector has intensified, and demand for chicken meat and eggs has grown steadily, particularly in urban areas. Ghazipur wholesale market, located just outside the nation’s capital of New Delhi, is… Read More