Cruel Joke: What Will Your Mother's Day Flowers Cost?

This Mother's Day, Americans will buy over $2 billion worth of cut flowers for their doubtless  worthy mothers. Alas, many will have been produced by other worthy mothers - often in Colombia's Bogotá Savanna - who have long endured injuries, pesticides, birth defects and wages as low as $333 a month for your pleasure. Kids, too. Maybe get her a (locally grown) perennial instead?

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