In celebration of and participation in Food Day 2012, Brighter Green is hosting an online event. Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. We are screening three movies related to global industrial food production, produced by Brighter Green and by Green Planet Films. Please view the following videos and comment on our Facebook Food Day Event Discussion Page with any questions, comments, or further discussion topics.
Video 1: Brighter Green‘s very own What’s for Dinner?—an eye-opening documentary that explores this terrain in fast-globalizing China through the eyes of a retired pig farmer in a rural Jiangxi province; a vegan restaurateur in Beijing; a bullish young livestock entrepreneur; and residents of the province known as the ‘world’s factory’ contending with water polluted by wastes from pig factory farms. They personalize the vast trends around them, in a country on the cusp of becoming a world power. Given that every fifth person in the world is Chinese, what the Chinese eat and how China produces its food, affects not only China, but the world, too. Click on the video to start viewing.
Video 2: Jim Mason on Factory Farming. We just released this video in time for Food Day. Follow an interview with author, environmentalist, attorney specializing in human and animal concerns, and member of the Brighter Green advisory board Jim Mason. Click on the video to start viewing.
Video 3: Alma, Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological cost of meat, dairy, leather, and lumber production in the Amazon. Film created by Patrick Rouxel and Green Planet Films. Click on the video to start viewing.
Please take a look at the videos posted on our website all year long, which delve into the ever expanding livestock industry and its intersection with climate change, food security, resource use, and animal welfare in China, Brazil, India, and globally. Brighter Green Videos
Please follow up with any questions, comments or discussion topics on our Facebook page!
Join the discussion at Facebook Food Day Discussion.
For more videos on this topic, check out Vegucated, available for purchase. This full length documentary follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discover they can change the world one bite at a time.