Corona crisis – domestic food production running at full tilt
Full speed ahead for food manufacturers’ machinery, with no need to resort to emergency reserves as yet.
Don’t hoard – Switzerland has emergency supplies
The slogan “We advise – emergency supplies” dates from the post-War period and with the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic has become unexpectedly topical.
New guarantee fund contributions for rice for consumption from 1st March 2020
From 1st March 2020, the guarantee fund contribution for rice for consumption amounts to CHF 0.0520/kg (CHF 0.0475/kg so far).
Why Switzerland stockpiles
Self-reliance is an integral part of Swiss history and economic policy, and the country stocks food, medicines and oil in large quantities to cope with possible shortages. What’s kept on reserve?
Coffee is ‘not essential’
Switzerland on Wednesday announced plans to abolish the nation’s emergency stockpile of coffee, in place for decades, after declaring the beans not vital for human survival, though opposition to the proposal is brewing.