Animal Farming and Planet Health at COP21

This blog is part of Wanqing Zhou’s longer report on her work at COP21 in Paris, France in December 2015. To read that longer blog entry, click here. Brighter Green’s side events took place in the second week,… Read More

Montreal Vegan Festival – An Exchange on the Food Movement

It was 40 degrees Fahrenheit and windy, but veganism created a hot spot at the heart of Montreal. Organizers of the Montreal Vegan Festival estimated that on November 7th, over 10,000 people were attracted to the rows of… Read More

Sustainability Rejected in U.S. Diet Guidelines. Meat Approved?

The decision by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not to include recommendations on sustainability – and more sustainable ways of eating (i.e., less meat, more plants) –… Read More

Foraging a Feast in New York City Parks  

I started taking an herbal medicine course at Arborvitae in New York City this past September with the goal of understanding how other cultures interpret the body and approach healthcare in general. From Chinese Medicine to Western Medicine,… Read More

Food Waste and Recycling in China: Too Easy, Too Hard (Part II)

Continued from Part I: The Leftovers: Consuming and Emitting Nutrition that could save people from hunger is not the only thing being carelessly wasted; the already scarce natural resources used to grow the food, such as land and… Read More

Food Waste and Recycling in China: Too Easy, Too Hard (Part I)

Wanqing Zhou is a guest blogger for Brighter Green. As a major producer and consumer of agricultural products on the planet, China faces a serious problem of food waste as it takes off towards a sustainable urbanization and… Read More

Updates from COP 18, the Climate Conference in Doha

Brighter Green is attending COP 18 in Doha, Qatar. Here is some of the latest news from the conference: Xie Zheng—Chinese musician, activist, and environmentalist—featured in Brighter Green’s documentary What’s for Dinner? traveled from Beijing to Doha to… Read More

China’s Meat-y Present…and the Global Future?

In the last two decades China has been transformed from a predominantly vegetarian society to a society that is responsible for consumption of one-fourth of the world’s meat supply. This transformation is the result of several factors, including… Read More

Author/Attorney Jim Mason on Multiple Downsides of Factory Farming

Brighter Green just released a video featuring an interview with Jim Mason, author, attorney, long-time activist, and a member of the Brighter Green advisory board . Mason discusses the detrimental effects of factory farming on the environment, animals,… Read More

Literary Animal: Reading India, Part II

Coinciding with the launch of our recent India case study, Veg or Non-Veg? India at a Crossroads, we are continuing our blog series examining where recent writings on a changing India intersect with Brighter Green’s interests in animal… Read More