Catalan agriculture suffers from the “cucumber crisis” due to Germany’s premature accusations

June 3, 2011 03:55 PM | CNA / Gaspar Pericay Coll

Despite the scientific analysis that proves the innocence of Spanish field products, the demand for vegetables and fruit, not only cucumbers, has harshly hit agriculture throughout Spain. Catalan farmers are also heavily affected, as well as fresh food shopkeepers. Farmers have to drop prices or even destroy the product as demand has plummeted, especially regarding exports. Thousands of tones of oranges are in stock in the Delta de l’Ebre and may rot if demand does not recover soon.

"Business must be as innovative as possible. All the staff has to take part”, says the President of Torres Wines

April 4, 2011 11:58 PM | / CNA / Ignacio Portela Giráldez

Torres is one of Catalonia's most globally recognised wine houses, with vineyards and wineries in places such as Chile and California. Company President Miguel A. Torres believes that innovation in every step of the process of wine production is necessary. He also stressed the importance of exports to get over the crisis.