Archives: Food and farming

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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Green MEP challenges Michael Gove to protect bees post-Brexit

Molly has challenged environment secretary Michael Gove to continue an EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, blamed for decimating bee populations, after Brexit.

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Bees under threat from ‘hard Brexit, anti-red-tape’ Tories, says Green MEP

While the EU Commission is poised to extend a ban on controversial neonicotinoid pesticides, Tory MEPs are seeking to block such a ban.

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