GREEKS SPRAY INSECTICIDE ON ECO-TOURISTS
July 28, 1999
CORFU, Greece -- A group of vegetarian, health-conscious eco-tourists
from Germany got a rude surprise during breakfast when Greek crop-dusters
dumped insecticide on them, the tour's organizer said Wednesday.
Dirk Stoller, who books environment tours on the Greek holiday island of
Corfu, told Reuters his clients had been quietly enjoying the view of
olive groves from their balconies when they were suddenly engulfed.
"My customers were sprayed with poison from above," he said. "They have
Two of the tourists filed a lawsuit against local authorities charging
that such crop dusting is illegal in the European Union, said Stoller.
He said the tourist group was eating organic food at the time of the
incident which occurred last week.
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