Molly responds to a report on minimum standards for the Protection of Farm Rabbits which calls on the European Commission to present legislative proposals on setting minimum standards on welfare.
Molly has said that Brexit is ‘swamping’ Defra and preventing them from drawing up plans for when Britain leaves the EU.
As the UK prepares for life outside the EU, Molly has commissioned two reports to inform policy makers, farmers, food producers and rural communities on how we can use Brexit as an opportunity to create an ecologically sustainable farming system and thriving rural communities.
Molly has launched two reports on ideas for the future of farming post-Brexit.
This report sets out six proposals for domestic agricultural policy after the UK leaves the EU. These ideas have the potential to transform farming and land use at the scale and pace required to meet multiple challenges – from tackling climate change and nature degradation to supporting rural livelihoods and improving public health. There is … Read moreThe future of British farming outside the EU: a report by The Soil Association
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 … Read moreFarming Policy After Brexit: a report by Simon Fairlie
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.
A new report by Green MP, Caroline Lucas, has revealed a ‘cocktail of risks’ to the UK’s environment from Brexit.
Molly Scott Cato MEP has warned family farms could disappear from the South West landscape if the UK leaves the Single Market.
Molly has accused the Defra Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, of environmental irresponsibility following her call to abandon an important ‘greening’ measure post Brexit.