Because of the recent E. coli breakout in Germany (and despite questions surrounding its origin) no one's buying cucumbers in Europe anymore. So what's happening with all the extra vegetables?
When life gives Europeans E. coli-tainted cucumbers, do they make E. coli-tainted pickles? Nope: they're throwing them away; grinding them up (for super-awesome air-borne E. coli?); feeding them to goats; and, in the case of Spanish MEP Francisco Sosa Wagner, using them as props during speeches in front of the European Parliament.