“Why am I in green politics? I’m incapable of watching when people and planet suffer the result of short-term thinking and bad decisions, that’s why.
“In 1999, after training as a biotechnologist and philosopher, I worked in the science unit of the European Parliament. Determined to put a stop to GM crops, I produced briefings for MEPs ahead of key legislative decisions. I joined the Green Party soon thereafter, and found myself daily inspired by the campaigners and politicians I have had the good fortune to work alongside.
"It’s vitally important for us to be engaged in grassroots campaigns, outwardly focused and outspoken."