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Would a Rose

By Tenenbaum, David J.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000239056
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 13.1 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Would a Rose  
Author: Tenenbaum, David J.
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, United Nations., United Nations. Office for Disarmament Affairs
Collections: Government Library Collection, Disarmament Documents
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Publisher: United Nations- Office for Disarmament Affairs (Unoda)


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Excerpt: Each Valentines day, when U.S. and other consumers purchase millions of flowers for their loved ones and deeply inhale the fresh aroma of roses and carnations, they rarely think about where the flowers come from or how they are produced. Yet, if these same people knew more about the high levels of agrochemicals used in flower production and the often less-than-rosy labor conditions under which flowers are produced, they might think twice about sinking their noses into the petals to smell the perfume. International environmental and worker advocacy groups charge the floriculture industry?which grows cut flowers in greenhouses?with exposing laborers to dangerous pesticides, with failing to provide health safeguards, and with damaging the environment from overuse of natural resources.


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