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

Molly to host roundtable event to explore how land use can tackle climate emergency and address loss of wildlife - 27 November 2019

Brexit threatens EU progress on farm antibiotic use, warns Green MEP - 18 November 2019

CAP reform must halt extinctions and address climate emergency, says Green MEP - 6 November 2019

Kill the Cull says Green MEP - 9 September 2019

Green MEPs press UK supermarkets to give customers information on products from deforested Amazon - 27 August 2019

Articles

Stop Brexit to save farmers and the planet - 25 August 2019

This is the speech the potential EU chief should have given if she really wanted the Green vote - 17 July 2019

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

Reports

Rich Earth - 20 February 2019

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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