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.


Greens call on Commission to reject relicensing of glyphosate, as EU countries fail to agree on controversial weedkiller - 9 November 2017

‘Green Brexit’ falls at first hurdle says MEP, as UK backs renewal of toxic glyphosate - 25 October 2017

Greens call for ban on toxic glyphosate and say ‘green Brexit’ must include moves towards chemical free farming - 19 October 2017

Greens call on MEPs to stand up for public health and block new criteria for ‘endocrine disruptors’ - 4 October 2017

MEP welcomes French backing for ban of ‘toxic pesticide’ and challenges Environment Secretary to follow suit - 31 August 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

Brexit Britain should beware the trade policies of Justin Trudeau - 16 February 2017

Fake Transparency: The Trend Towards ‘Secure Reading Rooms’ - 30 September 2016


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


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