Archives: Food and farming

Statement from Molly Scott Cato on the use of glyphosate in farming in Europe

The renewal of the glyphosate licence in the EU is controversial in large part because so many farmers in the EU are heavily reliant on the herbicide to rid their fields of “weeds”/wildflowers. Many farmers are arguing that spraying glyphosate on their fields is a ‘sustainable alternative’ to tilling the soil with heavy machinery, which […]

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‘Green Brexit’ falls at first hurdle says MEP, as UK backs renewal of toxic glyphosate

The UK was one of 16 countries voting to renew the licence for the sale of the glyphosate in Europe, making a mockery of Gove’s ‘green Brexit’. period with EU countries.

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Greens call for ban on toxic glyphosate and say ‘green Brexit’ must include moves towards chemical free farming

A report launched this week refutes claims that glyphosate is a necessary tool for modern day agriculture; Greens are calling for a rapid move towards chemical free farming.

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Brexit poses an ‘extreme risk’ to Britain’s food security. Don’t ignore the warnings

As food security begins to decline across the world, Britain is entering dangerous territory in trying to leave the single market, writes Molly for Left Foot Forward.

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Greens call on MEPs to stand up for public health and block new criteria for ‘endocrine disruptors’

Ahead of a vote today in the European Parliament, Greens are urging MEPs to vote down criteria for identifying harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals.

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