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Brian Gardner

Brian is a seasoned agricultural policy analyst who writes for IEG Policy on the CAP and a wide range of other policy issues. He is a former Director and Brussels Correspondent of Agra Europe.

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Is the EU a ‘museum of agriculture’? This outdated label should be consigned to history

Despite the recent comments made by Woody Johnson, the US Ambassador to the UK, European agriculture is no ‘museum piece’.

Precision Agriculture Animal Welfare

Reduce meat consumption to save the planet? The numbers do not add up

A recent report by a group of researchers and scientists indicating that it is necessary for the world to cut its beef consumption by 90%, and its general red meat consumption by 60%+, in order to save the planet from environmental collapse, inevitably raises a number of major questions.

International Cattle & Beef

Cut meat consumption to save the planet? The numbers do not add up

A recent report by a group of researchers and scientists indicating that it is necessary for the world to cut its beef consumption by 90%, and its general red meat consumption by 60%+, in order to save the planet from environmental collapse, inevitably raises a number of major questions.

Environment and Conservation Crop Inputs

Why trading on WTO terms does not offer a ‘good deal’ for agriculture

Supporters of the UK’s exit from the European Union maintain that trading in the world market without EU restrictions, and thus providing the freedom to strike trade deals with new partners, would provide few problems for British exporters.

Brexit Food Safety and Standards

Urbanisation: boon or bane for world agriculture?

With nearly half the world's population living in towns and the bulk of the estimated two billion growth in population in the next thirty years likely to be urban dwellers, will the world's agriculture be capable of feeding the increased numbers of non-agricultural people? 

EU European Agricultural Policy

Rapidly changing diets and environmental constraints weigh on China’s food system

China’s changing food consumption pattern is creating some serious strains within the country’s food production system.

China Corn
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