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Sweatshops The scene of husbands, boyfriends, and friends rushing to the supermarket to grab those last dozen of roses is just one of many hectic events that occur on Valentine’s Day. For years, flowers have been a symbol of love given to a spouse on this special day. The flowers may be beautiful, but if you knew the true story of the flower’s long journey then you would be disgusted. A majority of flowers are grown under conditions that should never be exposed to workers, but in the third world countries they are grown in, safety is not a priority. Mostly grown in South America, the flowers’ beauty simply isn’t worth the pain and agony the workers have had to go through just for that one dozen of roses. Commercial flower growing has become such a giant industry in many third world countries such as Colombia and Ecuador that the safety of the employees has come second to the flowers. According to an article entitled “Fleurs Du Mal,” in the February 2001 edition of Harper’s Magazine
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course ENG 110 taught by Professor Davidson during the Spring '07 term at Wisc La Crosse.

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