Setting the bar for a Green Brexit in Food and Farming
We’ve heard repeatedly from the UK government that leaving the EU presents a once in a generation chance to become an ‘environmental superpower’, to deliver a so-called Green Brexit.
Our report demonstrates that the UK can become a world-leader in environmental farming.
But, in order to get there, we must learn from and go beyond what is already being achieved by our neighbours.
We face multiple issues today including a rapidly warming climate, wildlife collapse and the public health implications of poor diets. This report identiﬁes what the UK must do to achieve a so-called 'Green Brexit' in food and farming.
That’s why, on June 10th 2019, at an Agroecology All Party Parliamentary Group meeting at Westminster, we launched a report to government that interrogates these claims against what is already being achieved inside the EU.
The report identifies:
The UK has led on areas such as agri-environment schemes, but Italy, Spain, France and Denmark are ahead of the UK in important respects.
Inspiring work is going on:
They are not held back by the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy), nor should we be.
Through food and farming, we can tackle some of the most challenging issues that the UK faces.
Challenges such as climate change, public health, soil protection and farm animal welfare.