A word from Hugh on the upcoming vote in the House of Commons on the Agriculture Bill.
I had a busy VE Day yesterday. First thing I
tweeted some more wild flower pics taken at home, as I have every day for almost a month now. Then, like millions of others, I wished Sir David Attenborough a Happy Birthday. Then I appeared live on BBC1’s Health Check UK Live talking about the resilience we are showing during Lockdown by growing more of our own food at home. Next, I posted a short video of me releasing a little Spotted Flycatcher that got stuck in my greenhouse after coming in to hunt for insects. I’m so glad she flew off okay as these birds are sadly in steep decline.
Of course these things are all connected - and all worth fighting for. There's a great chance for our MP's to show that they too care deeply about the way we grow food and look after our countryside, when they meet on Weds May13th to vote on the vitally important Agriculture Bill. There are some brilliant amendments to this bill put together by the Landworkers Alliance and farmers who are committed to growing food in a way that supports local communities with healthy home-grown food, helps our wildlife thrive by promoting our national biodiversity, and protects our food producers from damaging trade imports of food with lower environmental and welfare standards.
If that seems sensible to you, please use
to send a letter to your MP, asking them to vote for THIS LINK Amendment NC2 (on trade) and Amendments 18 & 19 (on agroecology) to the Agriculture Bill in the House of Commons debate scheduled for Wednesday May 13th.
Thanks so much for your support,