Archives: Food and farming

Gove must end agricultural land being used as a tax haven say Greens

Molly is laying down a challenge to the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to end the use of agricultural land as a tax haven and tax shelter.

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Failure to end use of toxic herbicide glyphosate ‘nothing short of scandalous’

Molly writes for the Ecologist questioning Monsanto’s role in the decision by EU countries to re-authorise Europe’s most used weedkiller, glyphosate.

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Commission and UK government must do more for small farmers

Molly and the Greens in Europe have called for much greater support for small farmers as the European Commission publishes a plan for the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Green MEP responds to decision on five-year renewal of toxic glyphosate

Responding to news that a qualified majority of EU member states reached a decision to renew the license for the controversial weed killer glyphosate for a further five years, Molly, who is a member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, commented: “This is a toxic decision. A majority of EU nations, including the UK are […]

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CAP not fit for purpose, says new report

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is not fit for purpose, according to a new study co-commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament.

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