"I’ve spoken frequently in Parliament about the links between our food system and the environment, and I’m pleased that these arguments – for which I was once roundly ridiculed – are now gaining common currency."

Kerry McCarthy is a British politician who has served as Member of Parliament since 2005. A Labour MP, she is the Shadow Minister for Climate Change. She belongs to SERA (Labour's Environment Campaign), LAWS (Labour Animal Welfare Society) and the Co-op Party. She supports the work of Greenpeace, the Wildlife Trusts and Compassion in World Farming.

In her current role, she has been responsible for the Kinship Care Bill, Food Waste Bills and the Supported Housing (Regulation) Bill. McCarthy is a political powerhouse for environmental change.