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Made in Switzerland: Dairy products and grain

A trip to any Swiss grocery store shows that food is available in abundance – whether in the form of basics like bread and milk or more exotic fare such as pineapples.

However, the Swiss Farmers Association is concerned about Switzerland becoming too dependent upon foreign foodstuffs. At its annual media conference in Bern, the group looked ahead 40 years and called for the country to continue growing at least half of its own food.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Swiss_farmers_ask_what_s_for_dinner_in_2050.html?cid=29168978

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All sorts of tasty treats are for sale in the IM VIADUKT Markthalle.

The viaduct across Zurich’s industrial neighbourhood has been a landmark for more than century. Today, its arches shelter a variety of small businesses, making it a gourmet temple, funky shopping strip and cultural meeting point. It is also home to the city’s first covered market hall.

Click here to read the whole story, published in the December 2010 issue of Swiss News magazine:

http://www.swissnews.ch/art-culture-travel/bridging-the-gaps-in-kreis-5.html

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Technicolor tubers: the ProSpecieRara world of vegetables

Technicolor tubers: the ProSpecieRara world of vegetables

What do blue potatoes, white strawberries and curly-haired pigs have in common? They’re all under the wing of ProSpecieRara, a Swiss foundation that strives to protect rare animals and plants from extinction. Now active for more than a quarter of a century, ProSpecieRara is as busy as ever. Its latest goal is to prevent 150 plant species from becoming “illegal” in Switzerland.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/society/group-fights-to-preserve-swiss-biodiversity_117-1931540

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