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Brighter Green and Humane Society International Publish COP 20 Policy Recommendations 12/4/14

Brighter Green and Humane Society International published a policy recommendation document on animal agriculture and climate change for the COP 20 meeting in Lima, Peru. You can access the document here.

Brighter Green Releases Summary on Forthcoming Nature's Rights Paper 10/14/14

Brighter Green released a summary of a forthcoming nature's rights paper entitled Nature's Rights: Rivers, Trees, Whales, and Apes.

Jim Harkness Positively Reviews "What's For Dinner?" 10/6/14

Jim Harkness Senior Advisor on China at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy positively reviews "What's For Dinner?" and interviews Executive Director Mia MacDonald.

Brighter Green Associate Interviewed by "Eating Animals" Director, Christopher Quinn 9/29/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou was interviewed by Eating Animals director Christopher Quinn. BG also provided Mr. Quinn Chinese contacts, including What's For Dinner? director Jian Yi, for the film.

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou interviewed by Our Hen House 7/23/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou was interviewed by Our Hen House on Brighter Green's What's For Dinner? and China screening tour in June and July 2014.

Brighter Green and Partner Global Forest Coalition Published in "Square Brackets" 7/1/14

Brighter Green and partner Global Forest Coalition published their article "Implementing Aichi Target 3 in the livestock sector" in "Square Brackets: CBD Newsletter for Civil Society".

Brighter Green Releases June 2014 Newsletter 6/27/14

Brighter Green releases its June 2014 newsletter highlighting achievements and events in the first part of 2014. You can view the newsletter here.

Brighter Green Launches "What's For Dinner?" China Screening Tour 6/15/14

Brighter Green launches the China tour of the short documentary film "What's For Dinner?". The film is screened in multiple cities through July 2014 and provinces including Beijing, Shanghai, and Zhejiang province. To learn more please click here.

Brighter Green Presents at the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption 6/11/14

Brighter Green Associate Wanqing Zhou presented her paper, "The Triangle: Factory Farming in the U.S., China and Brazil" in Shanghai, China at the Global Research Forum on Production and Consumption.

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Investment Bankers with Wings

April 1, 2010 8:39am
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A controversial ad that linked traditional imagery for China's New Year with promotion of KFC

A nugget (sic) in a report on agricultural deals worldwide caught my eye, and it's not an April Fool's joke. Goldman Sachs, one of Wall Street's best-known investment banks, acquired control of 10 intensive poultry farms in China through an outlay of about $300 million. Goldman Sachs is one of the large banks kept afloat recently by billions of dollars in U.S. government funds. Does that mean U.S. taxpayer dollars subsidized China-based factory farms? Even if the connection is not that direct, what's one to make of wealthy private equity firms expanding the market for meat, milk, and eggs from industrial facilities? The website Business Insider called it "Goldman's next brilliant play." Irony not included. Goldman isn't running the farms itself -- that's outsourced -- but it will control the prices. That's no joke. Read more about the growing number of "land grabs" for food production by rich countries and investors in poorer ones and check out a map showing some of the latest "deals."

Photo courtesy of China Says No (