Apr 9, 2019
The trend for local flowers is following in the footsteps of the
local food movement. In this episode we discuss the nuances
and implications of branding ourselves as "local" and share our
opinions about the importance of being local and being transparent
about what it means when marketing blooms.
In this episode we reference several documents. They,
along with other articles which informed our discussion are as
- Stewart, Amy. 2007. The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful
in the Business of Flowers. Algonquin Books.
- 2019 Washington Post Article on Rose Imports (accessed Spring
- 2019 Op-Ed article in New York Times (accessed Spring
- 2018 Globe and Mail Article "The Dark Side of the Bloom"
(accessed Spring 2019)
- On florists' and cut flower industry workers exposure to
pesticides (article from 2017, accessed Spring 2019):
- On neurobehavioral effects found in children exposed to flower
pesticides (article from 2016, accessed Spring 2019)
- Pesticide exposure to cut flower farmers in Japan (article from
2017, accessed Spring 2019)
- 2011 Smithsonian article on flower industry
- CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) guidelines on Local Food