Deborah Barker is the International Programs Director for the Center for Food Safety. Up until 2008, she served as the co-director of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), a think tank that analyses and critiques forms of economic globalization. She recently authored The Predictable Rise and Fall of Global Industrial Agriculture, which highlights international policies causing ecological and social harm, and provides alternative strategies to the current food system. Barker has edited, co-authored and contributed to numerous major reports. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Forum on Globalization, and is a member of the Committee on the Future of Food and Agriculture commissioned by the government of Tuscany, Italy.