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EU aid for farmers hurt by fresh produce slump triggered by E-coli outbreak

Tuesday, June 7th 2011 - 00:55 UTC
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European Union farm ministers will try on Tuesday to agree financial aid for fruit and vegetable producers whose sales have been hit by an E.coli outbreak that has so far claimed at least 22 lives in Europe and triggered a scare in fresh produce consumption. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard

    Forensic detective work will, sooner or later, discover the primary source.
    This is a new (previously unrecorded) Escherichia coli, so the back-tracking of it will be minimally confusing.
    Bad food growth/food hygene is likely to still be part of the equation.

    Russia's action is not a rational 'biological' act of limiting transmission. It is a politic-economic action. Primary food producers and secondary sellers will be between 70-100% out of pocket and there will obviously be bancrupcies, especially in Spain. The same thing happened with meat products in the past.
    Let's hope the source & transmissions are rapidly traced, otherwise there will be much more European agric. bancrupcy, whether implicated or not.

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    Fresh Warning from Al Queda by biological weapons !

    Jun 07th, 2011 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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