Brian Gardner, a recognised authority on EU and international agriculture policy, directed research for major information agency in Brussels for more than three decades. Has advised UK Parliamentary Select Committees and government overseas on European policy developments. Lectures widely and frequently. Booksinclude 'European Agriculture: Policies, Production and Trade' (Routledge) and 'Growing Pains: New Europe and the CAP'. In 'The Perfect Union? New Europe and the EU.' Policy Exchange London. Current major interest: the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2020. Counterfactual to the current doom-laden view is his latest book - 'Global Food Futures - Feeding the world in 2050', to be published by Bloomsbury in early 2013. Blogs regularly on European and international food and agriculture developments at: http://briangardner.blogactiv.eu/about/.Most reecent book on European agriculture policy is: 'How to Slash the EU Budget by a Quarter- a radical guide to reform of the CAP'.