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Title    Swiss Mired in Poisonous Row Over Pesticides
Date    Monday June 07, @04:27AM
Author    mrpg
Topic   
from the poisonous-pesticides-plague-the-pasture dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/06/06/2323220

upstart writes in with an IRC submission for Runaway1956:

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.


Original Submission

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  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "Swiss mired in poisonous row over pesticides" - https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/switzerland-synthetic-pesticide-vote-june-13-agriculture-farmers-14958800
  3. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=49096

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