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Organic Treats Are a Sweet Choice for Your Valentine

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Red roses and chocolate are the quintessential presents for loved ones on
Valentine's Day, but the conventional production of these gifts is
anything but sweet for the environment and for the workers who produce
them.


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Organic Treats Are a Sweet Choice for Your Valentine


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Red roses and chocolate are the quintessential presents for loved ones on
Valentine's Day, but the conventional production of these gifts is
anything but sweet for the environment and for the workers who produce
them.

This Valentine's Day, you can treat your loved one and honor the
environment at the same time by purchasing organic flowers and
chocolates.

"The organic versions of these treats are some of the highest quality
available," said Katherine DiMatteo, executive director for the Organic
Trade Association. "According to many, organic flowers are more fragrant
and last longer than their conventional counterparts and the organic
chocolates being produced today are some of the finest tasting in the
world."

To achieve a flawless appearance, conventional flowers are grown in
massive greenhouses that utilize large quantities of pesticides. Organic
flowers, however, are grown without the use of toxic and persistent
pesticides and fertilizers. This makes it better for the surrounding
environment and farm workers as well as the end recipient who can
thoroughly enjoy the wonderful scents of an organic bouquet.

The production of conventional cocoa is second only to cotton production
in pesticide use, according to the Pesticide Action Network. Conversely,
organic cocoa is cultivated on plots under a shade canopy that preserve
critical elements of the native tropical forests. Biologists have
determined that this environmentally sound method of farming helps to
maintain biodiversity and protect the winter habitat of millions of
migratory songbirds.

Organic chocolates are created with the finest of care to ensure optimum
quality and a rich, indulgent taste. Organic ingredients must be
certified, and no ingredients can be genetically modified.

				
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