The World from Berlin Cucumber Warning 'Remains as Valid as Before'

The Spanish government is demanding compensation for its vegetable farmers after a German warning that cucumbers were the cause of the E. coli outbreak proved to be false. German newspapers are divided over whether the early warning against Spanish cucumbers was an appropriate measure.
A farmer harvests cucumbers at Algarrobo in Spain. Vegetable growers have demanded financial compensation.

A farmer harvests cucumbers at Algarrobo in Spain. Vegetable growers have demanded financial compensation.

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