The Global Food Systems Summits: Restlessness and Resilience

Brighter Green has been participating in the UN Food Systems Summit, taking place today, online, from UN headquarters in New York City. We’ve also been following and supporting “counter Summit” organizing. Here is a blog published on Medium… Read More

Engaging Academics to Counter the Growth of Factory Farming in Africa

  There is overwhelming consensus between environmental scientists, climate-conscious policymakers, and animal rights and welfare NGOs that the scale of our current food system is unsustainable and detrimental to the climate, biodiversity, and farmed animal welfare. Africa has… Read More

Celebrating African Women’s Day with Joy Kakenya Barta

In celebration of Africa’s Women’s Day on July 31st, we’re releasing a video with Joy Kakenya Barta, a participant of Brighter Green’s East African Young Women’s Leadership Initiative. Joy speaks about becoming a leader in her community as… Read More

Brighter Green Joins Work of “Animal Cluster” for the Annual SDG Review

 Friday, July 16th, 13, marked the end of this year’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The annual forum presents an opportunity to review the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. Now in its ninth year,… Read More

Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Announced: Brighter Green Nominee Wins

Since 1990, the Goldman Environmental Prize has been awarded to grassroots environmental leaders who have demonstrated remarkable efforts to protect and enhance the natural world. Each year, candidates for the prize are nominated by a diverse coalition of… Read More

Brighter Green Research Quoted by the Guardian: Hurdles Remain in the Race Towards Cultivated Meat

In 2019, Martin Rowe, a senior fellow at Brighter Green who runs the Vegan America Project, published a paper detailing the future of plant-based and cellular meat and dairy products. Beyond The Impossible outlines the potential possibilities, as… Read More

China Vegan Society Launches in Dali, China

On May 22nd, the China Vegan Society (CVS) hosted its launch event at the Butterfly Resort in Dali, Yunnan, China. Supported by our colleagues at the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, CVS is the first national… Read More


Please take a look to see what we’ve been working on in the first part of 2021. We’re asking, and trying to answer: is transformative change possible? You can read the newsletter here. Here’s a short excerpt: On… Read More

WEBINAR: The Impacts of Industrial Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: Next Steps for Research & Engagement

Brighter Green is partnering with the University of Western Cape to host a virtual consultation, “The Impacts of Industrial Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: Next Steps for Research & Engagement”, on Thursday, May 20th, at 5 PM SAST (11… Read More

Recent Updates from the Good Food Fund

The Good Food Fund (GFF), our partner organization in China, has been actively engaged in the lead up to the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit. Jian Yi, Director of GFF, is chairing the Food Environments section (Workstream… Read More