|UKIP Agriculture and Food Spokesperson|
24 July 2014
|Member of the European Parliament
for East of England
7 June 2009
|Preceded by||Jeffrey Titford|
|Born||John Stuart Agnew
30 August 1949
Norwich, Norfolk, England
|Political party||UK Independence Party|
|Alma mater||Royal Agricultural College|
Agnew was born in Norwich. He was educated at Gordonstoun School and the Royal Agricultural College. He is a Norfolk farmer who formerly represented Norfolk on the NFU Council. He is a long term UKIP member. In the European Parliament he sits on the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
Agnew describes climate change science as "the global warming scam". In March 2015 he spoke in the European Parliament, saying that plants need carbon dioxide as food, so "if you succeed in decarbonising Europe, our crops will have no natural gas to grow from". Richard A. Betts of the UK Met Office described this as a misunderstanding, since cutting emissions did not mean reducing existing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
In March 2016 Fincham Farm, owned and run by Agnew, was featured in a video investigation by Hillside Animal Sanctuary. It showed supposedly free range chickens living in squalid conditions, infested with mites, and with high levels of ammonia.
- ‘AGNEW, (John) Stuart’, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014
- "My Personal Experiences of the Global Warming Scam". stuartagnewmep.co.uk. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "Cutting carbon emissions will cause crops to die, warns UKIP". RTCC. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
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