Food and farming

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

Access to market more important than control of our waters, says Green MEP in response to government’s Fisheries Bill - 13 September 2018

Response to 'public money for public goods' Agriculture Bill - 12 September 2018

Response to death of Peter Melchett - 31 August 2018

Greens launch report on alternatives to glyphosate as Monsanto face lawsuits over ‘carcinogenic’ weed killer - 11 July 2018

Brexit threatens ‘bold but essential’ EU rules prohibiting use of antibiotics in farming, warns MEP - 20 June 2018

Articles

What does eating meat have to do with extreme weather conditions like this week's snowstorms? Quite a lot, actually - 2 March 2018

Swapping dinner for crisps? There’s a reason Brexit metaphors are all about food - 28 February 2018

Neonics, Brexit and beyond - 27 January 2018

Why Green MEPs backed the ban on pulse fishing - 19 January 2018

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

Reports

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

Letters

Response to White Paper on Future Fisheries Policy - 13 September 2018

Draft response to future of farming consultation - 2 May 2018

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

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