Food and farming

Because Molly represents a region with many rural communities and where farming is of great significance, she is a member of Agriculture Committee. Greens believe that farming has a special role and should be supported rather than being left to rampant market competition.

Molly recently commissioned two reports on agriculture post-Brexit which propose ideas on how we can ensure that our small farmers and rural communities are well supported when we leave the EU.

Greens believe we need to move away from the industrialised and intensive farming systems that dominate the EU today. For several years the Green Group has been running a food campaign to build up the pressure for farming that serves the interests of communities rather than corporations and to ensure safe, healthy, and properly labelled food for consumers.

News

Greens welcome investigation into authorisation procedure for glyphosate - 18 January 2018

Green MEP welcomes European Parliament backing for ban on pulse fishing - 16 January 2018

Gove must end agricultural land being used as a tax haven say Greens - 3 January 2018

Commission and UK government must do more for small farmers - 29 November 2017

Green MEP responds to decision on five-year renewal of toxic glyphosate - 27 November 2017

Articles

Failure to end use of toxic herbicide glyphosate 'nothing short of scandalous' - 30 November 2017

Banning neonicotinoids is a good start, but it's not problem solved for farming - 21 November 2017

Why has Michael Gove banned some bee-killing pesticides in the UK but not others? - 13 November 2017

Brexit poses an ‘extreme risk’ to Britain’s food security. Don’t ignore the warnings - 17 October 2017

Brexit is not a good time to be a British bee - 4 July 2017

Reports

Ploughing a Lone Furrow: Farming Policy Post Brexit - 20 February 2017

Letters

Studies conducted by HMG on the impact of Brexit - 12 April 2017

Unsustainable consumption of animal-based food - 16 November 2016

Letter to Commission on Sustainable Food Systems - 29 April 2015

Letter to Commission on simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) - 30 March 2015

Letter to Commission on lack of humane stunning and slaughter method for pigs - 24 March 2015

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