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E. coli cucumber blame brings loss to Spanish agriculture

06-03-2011 09:36 BJT Special Report:EU Struggles with E. Coli Outbreak |

A farmer dumps boxes of cucumbers in a greenhouse in Algarrobo, Spain, June 1, 2011.
Although German laboratory on Tuesday ruled out Spanish cucumbers as the source for
spreading fatal enterohamorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) which has killed at least 16 people within
Europe, the previous blame has brought a loss of 200 million euros (287.5 million U.S.
dollars) to Spanish agriculture and farmers as nearly the whole Europe and Russia have
banned the import of vegetables and fruits from Spain. (Xinhua/Jorge Guerrero)

 

A farmer shows cucumbers in a greenhouse in Algarrobo, Spain, June 1, 2011. (Xinhua/Jorge
Guerrero)

 

A farmer works in a greenhouse in Algarrobo, Spain, June 1, 2011. (Xinhua/Jorge Guerrero)

 

A farmer works in a greenhouse in Algarrobo, Spain, June 1, 2011. (Xinhua/Jorge Guerrero)

 

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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