David Baldock from the Institute for European Environmental Policy joins the FRC for our Food Bites series and explores the current issues in the food system and what civil society organisations and academics could be doing to work towards solutions that address the issues within the food system.
David Baldock was the Executive Director of IEEP until July and is now a Senior Fellow. He has had a career in independent policy institutes, working closely with public institutions and NGOs as well as academics. He joined the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) in 1984 and became Director in 1998 – establishing the Brussels office two years later. He has written about and engaged in, many aspects of European environmental, agricultural, climate, food and related policies.
One of his main interests has been the effort to re-think and re-work agricultural policy into new agendas (accidentally becoming a CAP “expert” in the process). Recently, this has led to a growing involvement in debates on food, energy and the shaping of the bio-economy. Over the last year he has led projects on the environmental and agricultural dimensions of Brexit and its aftermath as well as participating in numerous events on this theme.