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.


MEP welcomes report on neonics, confirming they pose a serious danger to bees - 1 March 2018

Plot to ditch EU food and safety standards threatens South West food producers, warns Green MEP - 19 February 2018

Green MEP calls for VAT on processed and factory farmed meat post-Brexit - 29 January 2018

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


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


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