Archives: Food and farming

MEP welcomes French backing for ban of ‘toxic pesticide’ and challenges Environment Secretary to follow suit

Molly has welcomed a decision by the French government to vote against the renewal of the controversial pesticide, glyphosate and challenged Environment Secretary Michael Gove to follow suit.

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Greens Dismayed by extension of ‘ineffective and inhumane’ badger cull

Molly has responded with dismay to the announcement that further badger culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset have been given the go ahead.

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Green MEP welcomes Gove pledge on ‘Green Brexit’ but says Environment Secretary still in ‘special measures’

Molly welcomes a pledge by Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, that in future he wants farm subsidies paid on the basis of social and environmental benefits.

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Ideological obsession with ‘extreme Brexit’ means Government turning a blind eye towards needs of food and farming sector, says MEP

Molly has welcomed a new report by food policy experts which warns that the government is failing to address a huge set of issues related to food and agriculture post-Brexit.

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Brexit is not a good time to be a British bee

The EU is set to extend a ban on bee harming neonicotinoid pesticides – but agri-chemical lobbyists who oppose the ban have the ear of pro-Brexit Tories, writes Molly in the Ecologist.

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