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The human cost of your cheap flowers

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Colombia supplies more than 80% of all cut flowers sold in the U.S.
Keeping up with foreign demand has cost some workers their health, and even their lives.
One certification program is encouraging farms to make flower work safer for people
Colombia exports millions of cut flowers every year, and most of them end up in the US. But working in the flower business is not always rosy. Colombian flower-farm workers endure long hours, debilitating injuries, and workplace harassment to keep up with seasonal foreign demand. So does an ethical bouquet of flowers exist? We went to Colombia to find...
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