Sustainable Flowers: From farm to bouquet (May 04, 2005)
The Beyond Organic Radio Show

Sustainable Flowers: From farm to bouquet

Mother's Day is often celebrated by giving flowers. But what do we really know about flower production, considering nearly 70% of all cut flowers sold in the United States are grown abroad?

With $16 billion in annual U.S. sales, flowers are big business. In the past decade, growing practices have been under increasing scrutiny, with increasing concerns being raised about toxic pesticde use, environmental standards and labor practices.

Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network ( as we trace a flower from the bouquet, through the sustainable certification process back to the farmer who grew it.

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