Think green on Valentine´s Day
Buy local or buy global, thats a common question of the next days because of the advent of the Valentine´s Day at the February 14 th. The main products for the Valetntine sales is of course the red rose. Because of the season roses have to be imported to feed the market.
Is the mass growing of roses in the countries combined with good agricultural practices and does the import of tons of plants raise questions of cancerogene pest chemicals and insects and pathogenes?
Lobelia farms Ltd in Kenya proclaims that management and employees are aware of " sustainable holistic agricultural practices and environment policies", sounds good!
They are silver certified by the "Kenya Flower Council (KFC)" a auditing organisation like Florverde in Colombia in South America.
No hint is found on the Indian website of Tanflora Floriculture Infrastructure Park. They say they are the biggest exporter of roses in asia and plan to export 10 million roses on that day. Protected content