Valentines Roses threaten Kenya

Consumer appetite for cut-price Kenyan roses for Valentine’s Day is “bleeding the country dry” by threatening the region’s precarious ecology.

Seventy per cent of roses sold in European supermarkets come from Kenya, most from Naivasha. UK supermarkets are being asked to show more concern about the health of the environment that the flowers come from.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/feb/14/valentines-day-roses-kenya

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