From Volcano to Vase: The Long Journey of Your Valentine's Day Roses

Valentine’s Day approaches, bringing with it the requisite red and pink overload, heart-shaped silliness and sudden craving for roses (do NOT believe anyone who assures you that they don’t want a dozen right about now). Colombia is the biggest exporter of cut flowers to the US but Ecuador isn’t doing too bad either with US$166 million in cut flowers exported to the US in 2012.

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