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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, Disagree) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @08:32PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @08:32PM (#1142892)

    Pretty sure this guy is spamming. The links look very suspicious, anybody wanna check? I ain't doin' it!

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  • (Score: 1) by js290 on Monday June 07, @08:58PM (3 children)

    by js290 (14148) on Monday June 07, @08:58PM (#1142900)
    not a lotta confidence in reliability of ACs...

    "Wittgenstein's ruler: Unless you have confidence in the ruler's reliability, if you use a ruler to measure a table you may also be using the table to measure the ruler." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    — Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Wisdom (@TalebWisdom) April 9, 2020 [twitter.com]

    Wittgenstein’s Ruler (McCarthy's Maxim): "Most of the time, people’s observations about something else reveal more about the observer than what’s being observed." [bit.ly]

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @09:37PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @09:37PM (#1142916)

      You could not hide your links with bitly, but I guess complaining is more your kind of speed.

      • (Score: 1) by js290 on Tuesday June 08, @02:14AM (1 child)

        by js290 (14148) on Tuesday June 08, @02:14AM (#1142997)

        An AC accusing someone of hiding, that's rich... The yt vids are bookmarked with bitly, anonymous idiot.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 08, @02:59AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 08, @02:59AM (#1143013)

          Just cough up the real link, and you might get some respect. That "bitly" shit looks like goatse spam.