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

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

Thinking of Food on World Population Day

Today is World Population Day, an appropriate day to reflect upon the sustainability of our growing world population. While this year’s theme, “Adolescent Pregnancy,” addresses an important issue, Brighter Green is also interested in the consumption habits of… 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