Ok, one final rant about Switzerland:
The Swiss are the ultimate recyclers.
During our visit, my 15 yo son accompanied my uncle to the recycling center. He came back with wide eyes: "they have a bin for wine corks, for batteries, even one labeled 'Alt Brot' (old bread)! Wonder what they do with that?"
My uncle's neighbor, overhearing, mentions that many farmers use the stale crusts for animal feed.