Small, Smart, & Green: Revolutionizing Organic Agriculture in West Africa

Erwin Knippenberg is a guest blogger for Brighter Green. Brighter Green sometimes features updates on agricultural changes, particularly the global South. Sam Binda is a farmer like his father and his father before him. He grows okra, African… Read More

A Flood of Refugees

Climate change is not just poised to affect plants, coral reefs, insects, and non-human mammals. With rising sea levels, increased temperatures, more extreme natural disasters, and reduced agricultural yields, entire human communities are at risk of displacement. The… Read More

Climate Change and Food Security

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group II recently published a report titled “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.” One of the major issues that the report raises is that of food security, exploring the… Read More

The Inequality of Climate Change

The front page of the New York Times on March 28th featured an article on the plight of Bangladesh’one of the countries most vulnerable to the rising temperatures and sea levels due to climate change. This is an… 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