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Switzerland Is About to Ensure It Never Goes Hungry Again

  • Voters seen backing plebiscite on food safety on Sunday
  • Proposal wants efficient food production, land protection
SATTEL, SCHWYZ, SWITZERLAND - 2015/08/25: Hilly agricultural landscape with mountains, green meadows and some cows, one cow as close up.
Photographer: Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images

Swiss voters want to make sure they don’t run out of food ever again.

They’re going to the polls on Sunday to decide on a constitutional amendment to guarantee food supply. Launched by the Swiss farmer’s association, the initiative has since been replaced with a government proposal that includes safeguarding agricultural land and enshrining resource-efficient food production and sustainable trade relations in law.