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Kenya's flower industry threatens country's fisheries

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Kenya is the fourth largest exporter of cut flowers in the world. The business is lucrative but polluting — as can be seen at Lake Naivasha, where many of the flowers that are ultimately exported grow. For the best part of 10 years, fish in the lake have died in large numbers and many pollutants can still be detected in the water. However, many Kenyan flower farms already work sustainably, Oserian being one example. The company has a "Fairtrade" label and also carries out wastewater treatment procedures.

A film by Manuel Özcerkes

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Length
07:17 Minutes

Country
Kenya

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