July 30, 2020

In globalised market, French growers embrace ‘slow-flowers’ movement

Paris (AFP) – In Amsterdam’s suburbs, the forklift trucks have already resumed their incessant loading of crates of flowers as the Netherlands’ horticulture giants get back to deliveries across the globe after the virus lockdown.Every day, the Netherlands’ massive flower industry sells tonnes of French flowers to French consumers, just one sign of years of Dutch dominance of the globalised market.But as the pandemic pushes consumers to look more locally, French flower growers are hoping to break Dutch hegemony by selling home-grown produce with less of an impact on the climate as part of the s…

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