Spain is one of the top Agriculture exporters in Europe.  A few days before I left Rota the news reported a couple of deaths in Germany due to a plague of e coli in cucumbers coming from Spain.  This preempted accusation cost Spain, even though it was later researched and determined that Spain had no contamination.  It is scary to see a country take a huge financial hit without all the facts.  It smells like politics however, in the global economic slump , there is no time to be wasteful and careless with information.