Professor David Barling is Director of the Centre for Agriculture, Food and Environmental Management at the University of Hertfordshire. His research focuses on food policy, food security and sustainability, and the governance of the agri-food sector. Previously, he held the position of Reader in Food Policy at City University London where he was the principal investigator on a number of externally funded research projects including EU 6th and 7th Framework projects and supervised a number of PhD students. He is co-author of Food Policy: integrating, health, environment and society (Oxford University Press 2009) and co-editor of Ethical Traceability and Communicating Food (Springer 2008). He sits on the editorial boards of the interdisciplinary and international journals Agriculture and Human Valuesand Food Security. He has acted as an advisor and consultant to: UNEP, European Commission DG SANCO, European Parliament, UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, the Scottish Government, and a number of other Government and public bodies. He is a trustee of Sustain the UK NGO alliance for better food and farming.