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

Green MEP welcomes Gove pledge on 'Green Brexit' but says Environment Secretary still in 'special measures' - 21 July 2017

Ideological obsession with ‘extreme Brexit’ means Government turning a blind eye towards needs of food and farming sector, says MEP - 17 July 2017

Green MEP challenges Michael Gove to protect bees post-Brexit - 30 June 2017

Bees under threat from ‘hard Brexit, anti-red-tape’ Tories, says Green MEP - 19 June 2017

Greens back calls for EU ban on glyphosate as Monsanto accused of ‘ghost-writing’ research - 13 June 2017

Articles

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

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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