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

Government resorting to ‘shameless PR exercise of false information’ over badger cull, says MEP - 12 November 2018

Farming and food can be part of the solution rather than the problem, says Green MEP in wake of IPCC report - 8 October 2018

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

Articles

IPCC report: Agriculture can be part of the solution rather than the problem - 23 October 2018

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

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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