Archives: Food and farming

Threat to Cornish pasty just TTIP of the iceberg warns MEP

Molly Scott Cato warns that not only is one of the region’s most famous foods under threat from TTIP, but also the quality of food, animal welfare standards and environmental regulations that go with it.

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South West MEP to launch Christmas Without Cruelty

Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, will be the special guest at the popular annual Christmas Without Cruelty Festival in Exeter this Saturday.

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Death of carrot greatly exaggerated

Molly responds in the Western Morning News to claims by the the pesticides industry that EU restrictions on pesticide use will see the demise of popular British crops like apples or carrots.

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Green MEP condemns new report from pesticide industry as ‘scare tactics’

Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has reacted angrily to the latest report from the pesticides industry, which claims that the UK will no longer be able to produce a number of popular fruits and vegetables if new restrictions on the use of toxic chemicals are introduced by the European Union.  Dr Scott Cato said: “This publication […]

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Greens warn of GM crop contamination in SW

Greens are warning that new EU legislation could open the way for GM crops to be grown in the South West. A planned compromise deal would allow EU states the option of banning genetically modified crops, but Greens say the legislation could in fact provide the opportunity for numerous new GMO crops to be cultivated […]

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