Food and farming

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

During her election campaign Molly produced a report called Capping the CAP (pdf), where she argued that farm subsidies should go to smaller farmers rather than adding to the incomes of already wealthy landowners. She also argued that all farm subsidies should be linked to environmental improvements.

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. As a local councillor Molly worked to support her local food economy in Stroud.

News

Greens demand government disclose impact studies of hard Brexit - 12 April 2017

Greens welcome vote for minimum standards for farmed rabbits - 14 March 2017

Brexit ‘swamping’ Defra warn Greens - 6 March 2017

Greens launch radical ideas for agriculture post-Brexit in response to ‘no plan’ from government - 20 February 2017

South West environment faces ‘cocktail of risks’ from Brexit, warns Green MEP - 13 February 2017

Articles

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

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

COP21 needs to tackle the cow in the room - 4 December 2015

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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