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    WillieeArmellini
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    Interesting article that was expected, since every year at this time someone brings up negative stories about imported flowers. In this one Amy Stewart, strikes again.

    As I began reading this one I thought it might be a positive story but alas it was not. Yes, there is an unavoidable carbon footprint left by imported flowers, and if you can by local flowers that meet your needs you should. With that said the use of sea containers is one mitigating option that has promise but they no doubt leave some smaller, but measurable footprint as well.

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    https://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/high-carbon-cost-flying-flowers.html

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    Mauricio Gleiser
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    Carbon print is unavoidable unless using solar powered transportation.

    Yet air+truck causes 15 times more than maritime, while domestic supply i.e.: LA to NYC via truck is still only about half the air+truck(BOG-MIA-NY),not so cheap in those terms.

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