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posted by mrpg on Monday June 07, @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: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @02:40PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @02:40PM (#1142747)

    We have people who are ignorant of the world they depend on and a press that functions relentlessly to increase their ignorance. When is the last time you learned anything from the mainstream press? Common people exist to be manipulated.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @04:03PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @04:03PM (#1142777)

    The enlightened former president warned us all about teh fake news. Don't listen to them, listen to him. /bleach

    • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @04:16PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @04:16PM (#1142786)

      You're proving his point... This [statesman.com] includes the quotation of Trump's comments regarding "bleach":

      "A question that probably some of you are thinking of if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting. So, supposedly we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. (To Bryan) And I think you said you’re going to test that, too. Sounds interesting, right?

      And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning, because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that, so that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me. So, we’ll see, but the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute. That’s pretty powerful."

      Media: "Trump said drink bleach. He literally killed people. Vote Biden or you're voting for a murderer!"

      • (Score: 0, Troll) by js290 on Monday June 07, @09:00PM

        by js290 (14148) on Monday June 07, @09:00PM (#1142901)

        Offtopic: between Fauci funding GOF and Birx not knowing about the history of UV irradiation, Orange Man was only sane & reasonable person up there re:'rona...