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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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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

Can more relevant pasture systems help meet the ecological challenge of ruminants?

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.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Agricultural policies still threaten commodity market stability

Government support policies will continue to threaten the stability of global agricultural markets in the coming decade, as while overall levels of support have tended to decline since the turn of the millennium, they remain at levels high enough to stimulate production in the face of potentially over-supplied markets. The only possible exception is dairy.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy
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