“The Global Rose as Social Tool” in the NY Times


From columnist Roger Cohen:

  • "More and more people want a socially and ethically acceptable rose," according to a fair trade-certified rose-grower in Kenya.
  • "The carbon footprint of a Kenyan rose is much smaller than that of a Dutch rose grown with artificial heating and lighting."  We knew that.
  • And "Roses, refugees and righting African wrongs are linked. A rose that’s a social tool can smell as sweet."