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Eco-Flowers Don’t Need to Cost More

Posted 21 February 2008 by Jacob Malthouse to Ecolabel News.

Did you know 80% of flowers used in the USA come from Ecuador and Colombia? Some interesting coverage of the emerging eco-flower market.

Michael Keyes of Veriflora sums up the benefits of ecolabels as follows: “producers get credit in the marketplace, and consumers can feel good about what they’re giving.”

The journalist for this piece called flower stores and found those that didn’t carry organic flowers said that they were too expensive. The journalist then went online and found they were actually about the same price. Makes me think retailers are worried about eco-products squeezing their margins.