How 1.1 Billion Flowers Are Imported And Inspected In The US For Valentine's Day | Big Business

12 Peb 2021
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Fresh roses have as little as 48 hours to get cut in Colombia, flown to Miami, and inspected by customs for harmful bugs before the flowers wilt. In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, the number of flowers imported through Miami triples.
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How 1.1 Billion Flowers Are Imported And Inspected In The US For Valentine's Day | Big Business

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  • Most get wasted

  • This would be a great opportunity for drug smugglers

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  • Are they organic?

    Laeti AmdLaeti AmdHari Yang lalu
  • Columbian and equador flowers are very nice..conpared to kenya and ethopia..

    Charlie GalesiaCharlie GalesiaHari Yang lalu
  • Delicately hand-picked, aggressively hand-slapped flowers. 🌷

    Bellevi8Bellevi82 hari yang lalu
  • I'm a former florist, working at the green house during valentines and mother's Day was intense. We did a week of over time and the last two days before Valentine's and mother's Day we would rock 16 hr days. Even going to auction was cut throat, people would get super heated and hundreds of thousands of dollars would be spent per hour.

    K. PollockK. Pollock3 hari yang lalu
  • When that flower arrive in my home from some one . I'll think oh custom Haas been kicking them all😢😢

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  • I thought they r smuggling drugs in it

    shin chanshin chan4 hari yang lalu
  • I grow Eucalyptus and it grows Ike a weed, so why import it?

    Catania Momma ItaliaCatania Momma Italia5 hari yang lalu
  • Now you know how we got fire ants and other pests that are imported and have become a threat to our ecosystem

    Catania Momma ItaliaCatania Momma Italia5 hari yang lalu
  • But those incompetent agents can't inspect moss from Dominican Republic like they should.

    Catania Momma ItaliaCatania Momma Italia5 hari yang lalu
  • USA can't even grow their own flowers?? Wow....

    Hector MartinezHector Martinez5 hari yang lalu
  • I worked for a small floral company and once i found a lizard in the box of roses lol

    The Sixth CompanyThe Sixth Company6 hari yang lalu
  • buy local flowers

    Go VeggieGo Veggie7 hari yang lalu
  • not eco

    Go VeggieGo Veggie7 hari yang lalu
  • Burning Kerosene to import flowers for valentine day, what's a mess !!!! seriously ???? today people burn petrol for no reason !!!!! people don't care about nature :(

    Techno MaxTechno Max7 hari yang lalu
  • Yeah! Slap them like a new born baby!

    Thunner PlaysThunner Plays7 hari yang lalu
  • Flowers became a damage

    Kingone FirtsKingone Firts7 hari yang lalu
  • Do not get brainwashed by the media. Give a tree or flowers to plant them at their home , and that will be a good gift which will help environment birds and human beings.

    D M khanD M khan7 hari yang lalu
  • Pretty awesome they check those flowers so close, ever ask the border agent's how so much fentnyol comes from China?

    K AmbroseK Ambrose7 hari yang lalu
  • Before the cargo delivery they were handled with caution and a lot of care. Then on customs inspection, whatever.🤣 can they do their job with a little bit caution? Now i know why all our orders are broken.😅

    Love, AileenLove, Aileen8 hari yang lalu
  • Where can i buy poison oak/ivy? You give a girl a rose and she will forget you after a few days. You give her poison oak/ivy and she will remember you for life....

    Por Choua LeePor Choua Lee8 hari yang lalu
  • Business Insider reporter person is so NAIVE...that's a COCAINE smuggling operation. 🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚

    WHITE LIONWHITE LION8 hari yang lalu
  • I LOVE Colombian girls. 💪🏻😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍👍🏻

    WHITE LIONWHITE LION8 hari yang lalu
  • I was thinking they are slapping flowers because of drugs inside flowers.

    I am your real DaddyI am your real Daddy8 hari yang lalu
  • Sure “they have to overnight ship FLOWERS from COLUMBIA. 1.1 billion to miami...” nah couldn’t be a total cocaine front operation No edit; I’m literally just being sarcastic and joking if you get too pissed off stop. Drop. And roll.

    Benjamin DanklinBenjamin Danklin9 hari yang lalu
  • People are so obsessed with this Valentine BS. Where's my Valentine when i need one?

    Mick CarsonMick Carson9 hari yang lalu
  • The best smelling flights ever! ⚘🌹🥀🌺💐🌷🌻🙏😷🤘😎

    Victoria WilliamsVictoria Williams9 hari yang lalu
  • All that fuel and pollution being burnt just for flowers to make some people FEEL appreciated or loved. Imean I guess

    SomniumSomnium9 hari yang lalu
  • Image doing this all day everyday. Must be pretty boring

    Karthik NagarajanKarthik Nagarajan9 hari yang lalu
  • I found 2 snails in supermarket salad bag and another time a spider inside a spinach bag.. a friend found a snail inside a sandwich bought from a well known coffee shop.. Now I am a fully Non-veg! Imagine the amount of plastic that are used for wrapping these flowers.. that are non-recyclable.. so much for love...ehy! 'That is how it is everywhere, they kill them with what they love'

    JahnJahn10 hari yang lalu
  • My favorite colombian plant does not have petals.

    True LeafTrue Leaf10 hari yang lalu
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  • "they shake it gently," man: *starts spanking the flowers*

    Kelly YanKelly Yan11 hari yang lalu
  • Such a waste of resources and lot of greenhouse emissions going into the atmosphere getting all those flowers from South America. The US should instead use locally extracted flowers or roses.

    GravitasGravitas11 hari yang lalu
  • We should celebrating Feb 15.

    F!zZF!zZ11 hari yang lalu
  • Lmao 1 billion flowers?? No way... There are more singles than people in a relationship.

    F!zZF!zZ11 hari yang lalu
  • Wow they are destroying the flowers more than inspecting

    Brandon LeBrandon Le11 hari yang lalu
  • This is crazy 🤪

    Manisha BeraManisha Bera11 hari yang lalu
  • Flowers with drugs 😂😂

    Mr. RajMr. Raj11 hari yang lalu
  • They forgot to mention how low income workers in columbia often are impacted by the pesticide on the flowers and it's been shown to cause miscarriage and infertility. And the large amount of child labor violations occuring in these greenhouses. (reference:

    Bethany BeckBethany Beck11 hari yang lalu
  • i didnt buy a single 1 bc i dont got one

    LOCATORLOCATOR11 hari yang lalu
  • you can;t inspect 1.5 b flowers it will take 20 people 20 years to do that

    Irek UrbanskiIrek Urbanski11 hari yang lalu
  • dammnn.. imagine if the pilot is allergic to pollens. ohh that would be bad.

    FreelancerFreelancer12 hari yang lalu
  • and I am sure we can grow them in the usa...

    Elli MaeElli Mae12 hari yang lalu
  • Think of that. Flowers grow everywhere yet we have to fly millions of them wasting limited resources so that your loved one can throw them out next week. We humans are so wasteful 😰

    LeRainbow FPVLeRainbow FPV12 hari yang lalu
    • Honestly yes, I agree. Unfortunately many poor Colombians depend on this industry since it doesn’t requiere a college degree. 😞

      Daki’s_SimpDaki’s_Simp48 menit yang lalu
    • Helped me help my family we are poor and I want to change our life, fund my transport project in my country please😢😥 or give me alms😞

      Garmii GarmiiGarmii Garmii4 hari yang lalu
  • 👍👍👍👍

    Ryuki Kishen GamerRyuki Kishen Gamer12 hari yang lalu
  • is it worth the risk?

    SubPixelSubPixel12 hari yang lalu
  • Omg. That's how they wontoned the flowers. Thank you you tube posters.

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  • You forgot to tell how toxic the flowers are to humans due to the pesticides, let alone the vast amounts of co2. Costs go way beyond just the agricultural sector. Just an old flower farmer talking... Just stick your head in the sand.

    Sill1992Sill199212 hari yang lalu
  • Ok but how does my mexican homie in the corner of my street be havin the freshest flowers year round?

    Cincity809Cincity80912 hari yang lalu
  • Too much inspection where a country is scared of disease lol Corona already killed most of them😂

    dipankar barooahdipankar barooah12 hari yang lalu
  • yo wtf, I just looked it up - *80% of ALL flowers sold in the US are imported.

    TaskforceTaskforce12 hari yang lalu
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    Destiny GamingDestiny Gaming12 hari yang lalu
  • Damn n half these girls don't even deserve flowers

    Jafar SolorioJafar Solorio12 hari yang lalu
  • It’s a huge industry which means millions of jobs for all these people to support themselves and their families. It’s incredibly impressive.

    Cecily ErkerCecily Erker12 hari yang lalu
  • Better use those amazing conditions to grow crops and feed people, no?

    TamaraTamara12 hari yang lalu
  • ah yes, I love colombian flower.

    Sure, why notSure, why not12 hari yang lalu
  • Can't help but ask, is it worth it? Having to go through all those complicated processes, to have so many people spend their hours and efforts, only for humans to present overpriced dying plant genitals to each other that would just rot in the landfill in the next few days?

    Zhuofan ZhangZhuofan Zhang12 hari yang lalu
  • Billions of flowers... checking by 🙌? Is that even possible?

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  • This is how the environmental footprint of roses looks like.

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  • Simps

    Carlos De Almeida CalderónCarlos De Almeida Calderón12 hari yang lalu
  • I always let my partners know that I don’t want flowers because flowers don’t last ....I wouldn’t mind one rose but I’d feel bad when I have to throw it away once the flowers die

    Debbie CakesDebbie Cakes13 hari yang lalu
  • Is it just me or that customs looking kinda sexy 😳

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  • Stanley 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪

    noella sakwanoella sakwa13 hari yang lalu
  • I didnt get any of that. Not even 1 :(

    UrikhoUrikho13 hari yang lalu
  • All of these inspections and I still get crappy flowers

    Lil, CharmanderLil, Charmander13 hari yang lalu
  • I don’t understand about flowers...I even gave my mom feminine wash last feb 14 Think well 😂😂😂

    Carnage QUEENCarnage QUEEN13 hari yang lalu
  • We need to distribute the wealth like this with other countries and get off of China

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  • I’d rather have the coke

    Utah ShawUtah Shaw13 hari yang lalu
  • Sorry for being here but I badly need your compassion. Do you have an extra $1? 👼 Saving to get a working laptop - to start a homebased job. No more opportunity outside. Swear, I am not a bad person. Lost so much since 2020.

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  • I don't get why people like these smelly weird plants

    Demetre JakhaiaDemetre Jakhaia13 hari yang lalu
  • Working in a small floral store was insanity when it came to VDay, flowers came. overseas and there are at least one package that came already dead due to freezing the flowers. Through custom, we can tell some flower weren't handled as gently as show on this video :(

    MXF Media ProductionsMXF Media Productions13 hari yang lalu
  • 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤣🤣

    eStepieStepi13 hari yang lalu
  • I feel sad when he mention that at the time we cut the flower they started the process of death :( also what happen to the floral waste?

    Ilyas KurangkerjaanIlyas Kurangkerjaan13 hari yang lalu
  • Suppose! After all this effort, u got rejected 😁

    aakash kumaraakash kumar13 hari yang lalu
  • Those roses come from colombia and they need to move fast or else they wilt... seems like a perfect place for cocaine smuggling lol.

    Alejandro RodriguezAlejandro Rodriguez13 hari yang lalu
  • The guy at 4:15 is originally Kenyan. We are everywhere

    patience nanapatience nana13 hari yang lalu
  • The most useless purchase anyone can buy

    ArielAprillia RachmannArielAprillia Rachmann13 hari yang lalu
  • better thn trading gold?

    Sharifah Al RifaeiSharifah Al Rifaei13 hari yang lalu
  • A week later most of those will be in the trash! Like my last marriage! 🤣

    Cain WalkerCain Walker13 hari yang lalu
  • hate that they're imported boxed like that, so wasteful

    lexaslexas13 hari yang lalu
  • Flowers are nice but I want a weed bouquet. Do they grow those here?

    neoneo13 hari yang lalu
  • So much plastic and waste..

    Liz HopkinsLiz Hopkins13 hari yang lalu
  • It is only business

    Abdullah UmairAbdullah Umair13 hari yang lalu
  • Epic

    SpiritSlayerSpiritSlayer13 hari yang lalu
  • Mass destruction of the ecosystem

    Ahmet Tarik KabakAhmet Tarik Kabak13 hari yang lalu
  • 2:07 they're not socially distancedalso 2:23 and where's their masks? Also 2:30, 2:33, 2:37, 2:54

    Gerardo GarciaGerardo Garcia13 hari yang lalu
  • Just asking...does US perishable products goes to the same border checks like what they did to those products when they enter US? I doubt not because we are subjected to the US low standard chicken that's dumped in our countries and I think nothing gets sent back or parallel checked

    Simpa LuyoloSimpa Luyolo13 hari yang lalu
  • Jesus christ, there must be another way to get flowers in America

    N. D.N. D.13 hari yang lalu
  • Why do i feel bad for the flowers

    Clairebear EatsClairebear Eats13 hari yang lalu
  • I buy my own flowers from Aldi for Valentines day.

    Kimberly ThomasKimberly Thomas13 hari yang lalu
  • Bro they banging damages roses I’m thinking after they harass the roses they have done

    Tonyyail 28Tonyyail 2813 hari yang lalu
  • All the more reason to skip such a vile shitty "Holiday"

    QuestchaunQuestchaun13 hari yang lalu
  • yellow roses signifies "break apart", so don't give your valentine yellow roses...

    chill modechill mode14 hari yang lalu
  • I hope they don’t send them Corona 🌺🌸🌼 flowers over here......

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