Our most important food is drinking water. It is largely caused by the rain seeping into the area where our food grows, on agricultural soils. These soils are the best drinking water filter and a large water reservoir. Today’s intensive agriculture uses huge amounts of pesticides, antibiotics, imported animal feed and fertilizers. This threatens the quality of our drinking water and our food as well as biodiversity, the climate and the air. And endangers our health and food security.
The initiative demands that the subsidies for agriculture are only directed towards cultivation methods that do not endanger health or the environment and do not pollute drinking water. For this reason, we will say yes to the initiative for clean drinking water on June 13, 2021.