Archives: Food and farming

Ploughing a Lone Furrow: Farming Policy Post Brexit

As the UK prepares for life outside the EU, Molly has commissioned two reports to inform policy makers, farmers, food producers and rural communities on how we can use Brexit as an opportunity to create an ecologically sustainable farming system and thriving rural communities.

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Greens launch radical ideas for agriculture post-Brexit in response to ‘no plan’ from government

Molly has launched two reports on ideas for the future of farming post-Brexit.

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The future of British farming outside the EU: a report by The Soil Association

This report sets out six proposals for domestic agricultural policy after the UK leaves the EU. These ideas have the potential to transform farming and land use at the scale and pace required to meet multiple challenges – from tackling climate change and nature degradation to supporting rural livelihoods and improving public health.  There is […]

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Farming Policy After Brexit: a report by Simon Fairlie

The objective of this report is to identify policy options that as far as possible provide environmental, social and economic benefits: Environmental: protection and improvement of soils; enhancement of biodiversity; protection of valued landscapes and wildlife habitats; reduction of carbon emissions, and increased sequestration of carbon; reduction of artificial fertilizer use coupled with more efficient […]

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Brexit Britain should beware the trade policies of Justin Trudeau

Molly writes for Staggers (New Statesman) on how she is not taken in by the charm offensive by Canadian prime minister. He is pushing for the damaging EU-Canada CETA trade deal, something Greens have always opposed.

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