Flowers From Colombia Not Tested For Toxins

Unless you’re trying to pull some gothic gesture, you may want to avoid giving your beloved flowers from Colombia this Valentine’s Day.

The U.S. doesn’t test imported flowers for toxins. A survey of the pesticides Columbian growers apply indicates use of chemicals linked to higher incidences of cancers and neurological disorders among workers.

Colombia produces 62% of the flowers sold in the United States. — BEN POPKEN

Do you know where your flowers have been? [AP via Consumer World Blog

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