Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New]

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Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB O invent manufacture and sell flowers that are bigger brighter and sturdier than anything nature can provide There's a scientist intent on developing the first genetically modified blue rose; an eccentric horitcultural legend who created the most popular. From a geneticist s lab in one of several countries to the breeders in the Netherlands to the growers in Ecuador back to the Netherlands for auction or directly to a wholesaler in Miami to a florist near you the arrangement in your living room is well traveled to say the least In Flower Confidential Amy Stewart takes us on an insightful behind the scenes journey through the floral industry following the chain from beginning to end around the world Along the way we learn that flowers and the people who grow them are affected not only by our aesthetic preferences and consumer choices but also by our political decisions ethical standards Few people would be familiar with the 1970 amendment to the Plant Patent Act of 1930 as few would know the tragedy behind the iconic Star Gazer lily but virtually everyone would recognize the flower Colorful clusters of mums have been a common sight in nurseries and florist shops for than half a century but few people living today remember that they suddenly disappeared during the forced internment of their propagators Japanese Americans When we send roses to Mom it s likely they ve been nurtured and picked by another mom in Columbia or Ecuador her story is worth reading too

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Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Lily; a breeder of gerberas of every color imaginable; and an Ecuadorean farmer growing exuisite roses the floral euivalent of a Tiffany diamond And at every turn she discovers the startling intersection of nature and technology of sentiment and commerc. This was a very interesting book and a very uick read I learned a lot about the flower industry things I had NEVER even thought to wonder about It s interesting that this industry which sells a beautiful product that is supposed to cheer people up make them feel happy and loved really hides a lot of yuck behind it polluting our water and soil with pesticides exploiting workers and exposing them to toxic chemicals blocking bees birds butterflies etc from accessing their food sources adding to global warming by growing flowers in one locale and shipping them all over the world etc etc The main thing I didn t like about this book was that the author s love for cut flowers seemed to cause her to overlook the very problems she wrote aboutWith all that said I do enjoy flowers when they re growing out of the ground in my neighborhood and I d have loved to see beautiful photos of them but the ones in this book were not in color and all the brilliance and beauty was washed out and the photos were useless

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Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers characters Ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Award winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around the world behind the scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought for better or worse to achieve perfection She tracks down the hybridizers geneticists farmers and florists working t. Wonderful boook detailing the development of commercial breeding from its earliest days in America to the factory farms of South America producing the biggest most beautiful blooms available at only the most exclusive florists There is a long diversion into the mind bogglingly mixture of dirtplants and computerised bidding in the famous flower market of AmsterdamThe book is written in a very easy though informative style and would interest people who generally like non fiction you don t have to be into flowers to enjoy this book


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    Amy Stewart ë 7 Read & Download Free download Í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ë Amy Stewart Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New] This review has been updated and can now be seen at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud

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    Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New] Having just read a book which ripped the reddish green face off the tomato industry I was anticipating the same treatment

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    Read Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New] Amy Stewart ë 7 Read & Download Wonderful boook detailing the development of commercial breeding from its earliest days in America to the 'factory' farms o

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    Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New] Amy Stewart ë 7 Read & Download Let me state that I do not garden will never garden and plants go into fear seizures if I come too close However I'm surrounded by women who garden so I end up absorbing things though osmosis I guess and have come to enjoy a few garden writers out there Amy Stewart is the best of the lot She's funny and she ne

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    Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New] Amy Stewart ë 7 Read & Download Read Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers I could almost imagine the individual fates of these flowers Here were millions of stems representing festivity and well wishes the possibilities of romance even apologies and regrets What would these flowers be called upon to do when they finally went home with somebody? What mistakes would they have to fix? Who would they have to cheer up or seduce?Though there's some good and important information here regarding the

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    Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New] Free download Í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ë Amy Stewart From a geneticist’s lab in one of several countries to the breeders in the Netherlands to the growers in Ecuador back to

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    Read Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers Amy Stewart ë 7 Read & Download Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New] This was a very interesting book and a very uick read I learned a lot about the flower industry things I had NEVER even thought to wonder about It's interesting that this industry which sells a beautiful product that is supposed to ch

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    Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New] Free download Í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ë Amy Stewart 35 Very interesting It took me a while to get into it for some reason and I couldn't help but feel that something was missing but I still enjoyed it uite a bit mostly because the topic is interesting Her style isn't super engaging for me but

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    Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New] Fascinating view of the flower industry For example I had NO idea one shouldn't put freshly cut flowers near fruitthe appl

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    Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers [E–pub New] Amy Stewart ë 7 Read & Download Since I suffer from allergies to everything that grows I'm not the sort of person to keep vases of flowers around

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  • Hardcover
  • 306
  • Flower Confidential The Good the Bad and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers
  • Amy Stewart
  • English
  • 05 March 2020
  • 9781565124387