Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saying It With Healthy Flowers

VeriFloraAmericans spend around $20 billion on cut flowers every year. Many of these flowers are produced with chemical pesticides.

As an example, there are around 127 different pesticides on the flowers grown in Columbia, same thing for Kenya. Two of these chemicals are highly toxic and are even banned from being used in this country yet they come into this country on the flowers.

You now have an option available. You can now purchase organic flowers. There is a third-party verification program called Veriflora that guarantees that the flowers were grown sustainably. Organic flower sales have grown by as much as 50% per year.
So…if your supermarket or flower shop doesn’t offer organic flowers, ask them to start carrying them.

(Reported in Defenders Spring 2012)

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