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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @04:15PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @04:15PM (#1142785)

    Remember talking to a major potsmoker who was insisting that it was totally harmless because it's "natural, man!".

    So I told him that if natural things are harmless, he should load up on totally natural cobra venom. Harmless, because it's natural!

    I haven't seen a pothead so angry ever before.

  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday June 07, @06:24PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 07, @06:24PM (#1142839) Journal

    Socrates last statement: "I drank what? . . ."

    --
    Employers should not mandate wearing clothing. It should be a personal choice. It only affects me. Junk can't breathe!
  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Tuesday June 08, @04:31AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 08, @04:31AM (#1143022) Journal
    Nonsense. Cobras buy their venom wholesale from Dow Chemical!