Global Insight
The human cost of your cheap flowers
Published : May 27, 2022 - 10:21
Updated : May 27, 2022 - 10:21

Colombia exports millions of cut flowers every year, and most of them end up in the US. But working in the flower business is not always rosy. Colombian flower-farm workers endure long hours, debilitating injuries, and workplace harassment to keep up with seasonal foreign demand. So does an ethical bouquet of flowers exist? We went to Colombia to find out.