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.
A letter to EU President Jean-Claude Juncker addressing unsustainable consumption of animal-based foods in the EU and making a series of policy recommendations.
Molly has criticised as ‘vacuous’ comments made by Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom about the future of food and farming.
The UKs Green MEPs have written to the Agricultural commissioner and EU ministers urging them to close a loophole that permits the use of pesticides on so called Ecological Focus Areas.
Molly has welcomed the fact the European Parliament followed the Greens lead and voted to object to 5 pending GMO authorisations.