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Alexandra Early

A thorn in those Valentine's Day flowers

Bundles of roses waited to be inspected for pests and diseases last week at the airport in Miami after arriving from South America. Bundles of roses waited to be inspected for pests and diseases last week at the airport in Miami after arriving from South America. (J. Pat Carter/Associated Press)
By Alexandra Early
February 13, 2007

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EVERY YEAR on Valentine's Day, millions of Americans head to their local florist or supermarket to buy flowers for a friend or family member. Most are mainly concerned about getting the flowers to the recipient on time. Yet few ever ask where the flowers come from or who helped grow and pick them. (Full article: 718 words)

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