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Haven't Bought Your Sweetie Flowers? Buy Kenyan!

Haven't Bought Your Sweetie Flowers? Buy Kenyan!

We mentioned the Kenyan rose industry earlier this week — and just in time to buy your sweetie a big bouquet, the UK government is telling consumers to buy the African roses to help the troubled country.

A recent study also showed that roses grown and imported from Kenya, produced fewer emissions than those grown in heated greenhouses in Holland. Though to have the biggest impact, romance-loving consumers should look for roses that feature the "fair-trade" label, to ensure that the Kenyan workers are treated fairly as well.

What do you think? Will you look for Kenyan flowers to love your Valentine, and your world?


tiabia tiabia 9 years
Thanks Citizen for the info on the picture. But these people could very well be Kenyans. Kenya has a very large population of Indian-descended people. My brother visited Nairobi a few years back, and he said you would meet upon as many Indian Kenyans as Black Kenyans. *This is not to say that the women in this picture are in fact Indian.
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 9 years
I agree with syako - too much oil to get them here. Buy local!
katies104 katies104 9 years
they appear to be beautiful and abundant, i would love to receive or give them
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Gotta love fair trade! =)
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
I would if I had any idea where to get them I guess? I guess they should have marketed that more here in the US as they did in the UK.
CitizenSugar CitizenSugar 9 years
Well, the picture is from a rose market, but you're right, the market isn't in Kenya... It was such a pretty look at the international rose-trade, I couldn't resist.
syako syako 9 years
What about the oil consumption that rose took to get all the way here from kenya?
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
are these people in the picture from/in Kenya?
philleif philleif 9 years
Whenever my girlfriend and I buy flowers we go Dutch.
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