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posted by mrpg on Monday June 07 2021, @04:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the poisonous-pesticides-plague-the-pasture dept.

Swiss mired in poisonous row over pesticides:

[...] The Swiss will vote on Jun 13 on a proposal which, if it passes, would make Switzerland the first country in the world to ban synthetic pesticides.

Proponents seek to ban pesticides with non-naturally occurring chemicals - and not only for agriculture but also for public green spaces, private gardens, and even for killing the weeds on railway tracks.

The initiative, entitled "For a Switzerland free from synthetic pesticides", would also ban the import of foodstuffs produced with synthetic pesticides, so as not to put Swiss farmers at a disadvantage.


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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @10:49AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @10:49AM (#1142698)

    Eliminate pesticides, get more insects, force people to eat them instead of beef and chicken. No thanks, commies.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @04:00PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @04:00PM (#1142772)

    > force other people

    FTFY now I'm on board - save the planet, come on people!