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.


Widescale transition to organic farming can help capture carbon emissions, says new report - 21 February 2019

Glyphosate authorisation – ‘a copy and paste job’ from agri-chemical corporate papers, say Greens - 15 January 2019

‘Blade Runner’ or ‘natural capital’? Green MEP challenges Environment Secretary over his vision for agriculture - 3 January 2019

‘Fishcake and eat’ it promises to fishing communities evaporate in political declaration - 23 November 2018

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


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


Rich Earth - 20 February 2019

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


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