Garden of Europe (El Ejido, Spain)   [ 40 images ]

El Ejido, a dry region on the coast of Andalusia, has changed during the last decades into the centre of vegetable production not only for the Spanish market. A half of Europe is supplied by tomatoes, peppers and melons from El Ejido. This economic miracle is from a major part based on a cheap labor force of illegal immigrants from Maghreb and Subsaharian Africa. Tens of thousands of workers keep the plastic sea of greenhouses running for the minimum wage of 30 Euros a day.