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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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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.

Environment and Conservation Trade Disputes

New US trade deal with Canada and Mexico should put UK food sector on red alert

The recent conclusion of a new trade agreement between the United States and its northern and southern neighbours contains warnings for the post-Brexit United Kingdom, which is avidly seeking a new trade deal with the US.

Biotechnology Food Safety and Standards

Are EU farmers losing the international productivity race?

Agricultural productivity in the European Union is slipping behind productivity gains in other major farm producing and exporting nations, most notably the United States, Brazil and China, according to research by the agro-chemical industry.

Crop Inputs Agribusiness

Can better pasture systems help tackle ecological challenge of livestock?

Grazing livestock are generally seen by environmentalists as a major environmental problem. Being largely ruminants, they emit large quantities of greenhouse gases (GHG) – principally methane – and they occupy land that could be producing food grains to feed the human population.

International Cattle & Beef
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