Archives: Food and farming

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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South West environment faces ‘cocktail of risks’ from Brexit, warns Green MEP

A new report by Green MP, Caroline Lucas, has revealed a ‘cocktail of risks’ to the UK’s environment from Brexit.

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Single market exit heralds disaster for family farms, warns Green MEP

Molly Scott Cato MEP has warned family farms could disappear from the South West landscape if the UK leaves the Single Market.

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Defra Secretary is environmentally irresponsible and lacks post-Brexit farming plan, says MEP

Molly has accused the Defra Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, of environmental irresponsibility following her call to abandon an important ‘greening’ measure post Brexit.

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