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ORGANIC FARMING

That this House notes with concern recent comments by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that organic food is no more healthy for the individual, but welcomes her later comments that organic food is better for the environment in terms such as reduced use of pesticides; wishes to highlight a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) study (Energy use in organic farming systems (DEFRA, 2000)) that confirmed that organic farming requires 50 per cent. less energy overall than intensive non-organic agriculture, organic arable production being about 35 per cent. more energy efficient, with organic dairy farming rising to 74 per cent. more efficient; and therefore calls on the Secretary of State and others to promote organic food for its energy saving environmental impact as much as its taste and health benefits.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 01.02.2007
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 01.02.2007
Conway, Derek Conservative Party Old Bexley and Sidcup 30.01.2007
Evans, Nigel Conservative Party Ribble Valley 29.01.2007
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 25.01.2007
Gray, James Conservative Party North Wiltshire 02.02.2007
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 29.01.2007
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 27.02.2007
Kawczynski, Daniel Conservative Party Shrewsbury and Atcham 25.01.2007
Penning, Mike Conservative Party Hemel Hempstead 25.01.2007
Rosindell, Andrew Conservative Party Romford 01.02.2007
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 31.01.2007
Soames, Nicholas Conservative Party Mid Sussex 30.01.2007
Spink, Bob Conservative Party Castle Point 25.01.2007
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 21.02.2007
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 07.02.2007
Younger-Ross, Richard Liberal Democrats Teignbridge 19.02.2007

Amendment 735A1 - ORGANIC FARMING

  • Session: 2006-07
  • Date tabled: 01.02.2007
  • Primary sponsor: Harris, Evan
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    leave out `with concern'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 01.02.2007

Amendment 735A2 - ORGANIC FARMING

  • Session: 2006-07
  • Date tabled: 01.02.2007
  • Primary sponsor: Harris, Evan
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    leave out from `as' to `health'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 01.02.2007