We all love flowers. Flowers have color and perfume. But there are some important facts that we should consider:
* Many cut flowers come from great distances. In England, 25% of all flowers sold on Valentine’s Day come from Kenya;
*Cut-flower workers are exposed to large quantities of toxic chemicals;
* Large fields produce a big quantity of flowers. We could use this land to produce food.
So before buying your next bouquet, think about how it was produced.
This post was based on World English 2 pg 78 – Teacher’s edition, edited by National Geographic Learning.