The EU commission has asked agriculture ministers from the 27-nation bloc to consider releasing €150 million to help European vegetable producers cope with a dramatic decline in sales since the deadly E.coli bacteria outbreak in Germany.
AP - The EU’s farm chief on Tuesday proposed €150 million ($219 million) in aid to help producers hit by the continent’s E. coli contamination crisis.
Gennady Onishchenko said that European officials had promised to pass on samples of the strain of E. coli. He singled out Denmark’s cooperation and said exports from that country could be resumed soon if officials there send more information.
Date created : 2011-06-07