Flowers may be a symbol of love and consideration, but consumers worry those same traits aren’t reflected in the way they’re grown. Currently, the U.S. sources 78% of cut flowers sold at retail from Colombia and Ecuador. Growers in these and other exporting countries have become incredibly efficient over the years, able to meet the demands of the $32 billion American flower market. However, according to watchdog groups and exposes like the 2007 book “Flower ...

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