Molly welcomes a pledge by Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, that in future he wants farm subsidies paid on the basis of social and environmental benefits.
Molly has welcomed a new report by food policy experts which warns that the government is failing to address a huge set of issues related to food and agriculture post-Brexit.
The EU is set to extend a ban on bee harming neonicotinoid pesticides – but agri-chemical lobbyists who oppose the ban have the ear of pro-Brexit Tories, writes Molly in the Ecologist.
Molly has challenged environment secretary Michael Gove to continue an EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, blamed for decimating bee populations, after Brexit.
While the EU Commission is poised to extend a ban on controversial neonicotinoid pesticides, Tory MEPs are seeking to block such a ban.
Molly has thrown her weight behind a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) calling for a ban on the controversial weed killer glyphosate.
Molly has called on the next government to follow the lead taken by the European Parliament and clamp down on “landgrabbing” for financial investment and industrial agricultural production.
Molly is demanding the government urgency disclose the results of ‘secret studies’ into the potential impacts of a hard Brexit.
Molly has written to David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, calling on him to make public the results of any studies carried out by the government into the impacts of a hard Brexit scenario.
Molly has welcomed the adoption of a report on minimum standards for the Protection of Farm Rabbits voted for by MEPs in the European Parliament.