Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Cheerful V-Day information, via Brian Leiter:

"[A]ccording to a new report approximately 60 percent of all flowers sold in the United States come from Colombia. A third of Ecuador’s yearly production is exported to the U.S. for Valentine’s Day. Flower workers in these countries earn poverty-level wages, work long hours, and suffer significant health problems due to pesticides. The report also finds that over half of women workers in the flower industry in Colombia and Ecuador have been subjected to sexual harassment...."

Now that you're in a nice romantic mood from reading about that, enjoy the rest of your night!

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