Molly writes for Business Green, arguing that if Michael Gove is to be taken seriously as an environmentalist he will need to weed out all toxic substances being used in farming, not just neonicotinoids.
Environment secretary, Michael Gove, has been on a charm offensive, seeking to persuade the green lobby that his plans for a ‘Green Brexit’ will be good for the UK’s environment. Molly challenges this view in an article for Left Foot Forward.
Greens continue to press for a full ban on glyphosate which is linked to some cancers and damages biodiversity and soil health.
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 … Read moreStatement from Molly Scott Cato on the use of glyphosate in farming in Europe
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.
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.
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.
Ahead of a vote today in the European Parliament, Greens are urging MEPs to vote down criteria for identifying harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Molly has welcomed a decision by the French government to vote against the renewal of the controversial pesticide, glyphosate and challenged Environment Secretary Michael Gove to follow suit.
Molly has responded with dismay to the announcement that further badger culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset have been given the go ahead.