COLIN TUDGE is a biologist by education and a writer by trade with a lifelong passion for food and agriculture. In 2004 he coined the term "enlightened agriculture," which gave rise to the Campaign for Real Farming. Together with his wife, Ruth (West) and the agricultural writer Graham Harvey, he co-founded the Oxford Real Farming Conference in 2010; and in 2012, he and Ruth launched Funding Enlightened Agriculture, a network to support enterprises that operate according to principles of enlightened agriculture.
Tudge is a three-time winner of the Glaxo/ABSW Science Writer of the Year Award. He has been features editor at New Scientist and freelanced for The Independent, The Times, Natural History, and The New Statesman. He was also a regular broadcaster for the BBC, including the BBC Radio 4 science series Spectrum.
He is co-author (with Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell) of The Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control and author of The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter; So Shall We Reap; Last Animals at the Zoo; The Time Before History; The Impact of the Gene; and, most recently, Six Steps Back to the Land: Why we need small mixed farms and millions more farmers.