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BUY LOCAL & ORGANIC FLOWERS

Organic Flowers 80% of all cut flowers sold in the US are grown in South America and travel thousands of miles before you ever see them. As many as 97% of Valentine’s Day roses will be imported. US Customs requires imported flowers to be pest-free, in order to protect US agriculture from pests that local crops have not adapted to. To ensure they are not carrying unwelcome pests, most cut flowers arrive saturated with up to 50 times the pesticides and fungicides permitted on food crops. Often,...

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Health Tip: PESTICIDES

Some conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain more pesticides than others.  The fruits and vegetables with the highest concentration of pesticides are: apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, imported grapes, nectarines, pears, potatoes, red raspberries, spinach and strawberries.

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