Valentine’s Day roses courtesy of Colombia
Q: The majority of roses Americans give one another on Valentine’s Day, roughly 200 million in all, are grown in Colombia. Where is Colombia?
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Q: The roses are grown in thousands of acres of white-tarped greenhouses under 12 hours of natural sunlight at an 8,400-foot altitude outside Colombia’s capital city . . .
Q: The explosion of rose production in Colombia has put most U.S. rose growers out of business. Which state is the top producer of cut flowers?
Q: Colombia’s flower industry bloomed thanks to a U.S. effort to disrupt what export from that nation?
Q: The United States buys nearly all of Colombia’s roses, and it is the world’s biggest consumer of cocaine. Which neighbor of Colombia has become the second-largest cocaine consumer?
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