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

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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

Catania Momma Italia
Catania Momma Italia Πριν 9 ώρες
I grow Eucalyptus and it grows Ike a weed, so why import it?
Catania Momma Italia
Catania Momma Italia Πριν 9 ώρες
Now you know how we got fire ants and other pests that are imported and have become a threat to our ecosystem
Catania Momma Italia
Catania Momma Italia Πριν 9 ώρες
But those incompetent agents can't inspect moss from Dominican Republic like they should.
Hector Martinez
Hector Martinez Πριν 14 ώρες
USA can't even grow their own flowers?? Wow....
The Sixth Company
The Sixth Company Πριν 2 ημέρες
I worked for a small floral company and once i found a lizard in the box of roses lol
Go Veggie
Go Veggie Πριν 2 ημέρες
buy local flowers
Go Veggie
Go Veggie Πριν 2 ημέρες
not eco
Techno Max
Techno Max Πριν 2 ημέρες
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 :(
Thunner Plays
Thunner Plays Πριν 2 ημέρες
Yeah! Slap them like a new born baby!
Kingone Firts
Kingone Firts Πριν 2 ημέρες
Flowers became a damage
D M khan
D M khan Πριν 3 ημέρες
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.
K Ambrose
K Ambrose Πριν 3 ημέρες
Pretty awesome they check those flowers so close, ever ask the border agent's how so much fentnyol comes from China?
Love, Aileen
Love, Aileen Πριν 3 ημέρες
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.😅
Por Choua Lee
Por Choua Lee Πριν 3 ημέρες
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....
WHITE LION Πριν 4 ημέρες
Business Insider reporter person is so NAIVE...that's a COCAINE smuggling operation. 🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚
WHITE LION Πριν 4 ημέρες
I LOVE Colombian girls. 💪🏻😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍👍🏻
I am your real Daddy
I am your real Daddy Πριν 4 ημέρες
I was thinking they are slapping flowers because of drugs inside flowers.
Benjamin Danklin
Benjamin Danklin Πριν 4 ημέρες
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.
Mick Carson
Mick Carson Πριν 4 ημέρες
People are so obsessed with this Valentine BS. Where's my Valentine when i need one?
Victoria Williams
Victoria Williams Πριν 4 ημέρες
The best smelling flights ever! ⚘🌹🥀🌺💐🌷🌻🙏😷🤘😎
Somnium Πριν 5 ημέρες
All that fuel and pollution being burnt just for flowers to make some people FEEL appreciated or loved. Imean I guess
Karthik Nagarajan
Karthik Nagarajan Πριν 5 ημέρες
Image doing this all day everyday. Must be pretty boring
Jahn Πριν 5 ημέρες
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'
True Leaf
True Leaf Πριν 5 ημέρες
My favorite colombian plant does not have petals.
Thebe Betelgeuse
Thebe Betelgeuse Πριν 6 ημέρες
"Violence & riots in the blue areas of the nation are not a mistake, but are an accomplishment! Do you comprehend that? It's all been planned out months in advance by a universal power which is strong enough to push it, rich enough to finance it, and secretive enough to behind it". National Sunday Law, Read On-line "New Revolution" and the " New Civil War" going on in our nation. Most people don't have a clue who's behind it all. The plan is to destroy AMERICA as we know it, and take it over - ruled by the Beast power and the great Whore in Revelation 19:19-20; Revelation 19:1-2; Rev 19:7
Kelly Yan
Kelly Yan Πριν 6 ημέρες
"they shake it gently," man: *starts spanking the flowers*
Gravitas Πριν 6 ημέρες
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.
F!zZ Πριν 6 ημέρες
We should celebrating Feb 15.
F!zZ Πριν 6 ημέρες
Lmao 1 billion flowers?? No way... There are more singles than people in a relationship.
Brandon Le
Brandon Le Πριν 6 ημέρες
Wow they are destroying the flowers more than inspecting
Manisha Bera
Manisha Bera Πριν 6 ημέρες
This is crazy 🤪
Mr. Raj
Mr. Raj Πριν 6 ημέρες
Flowers with drugs 😂😂
Bethany Beck
Bethany Beck Πριν 7 ημέρες
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:
LOCATOR Πριν 7 ημέρες
i didnt buy a single 1 bc i dont got one
Irek Urbanski
Irek Urbanski Πριν 7 ημέρες
you can;t inspect 1.5 b flowers it will take 20 people 20 years to do that
Freelancer Πριν 7 ημέρες
dammnn.. imagine if the pilot is allergic to pollens. ohh that would be bad.
Elli Mae
Elli Mae Πριν 7 ημέρες
and I am sure we can grow them in the usa...
LeRainbow FPV
LeRainbow FPV Πριν 7 ημέρες
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 😰
Ryuki Kishen Gamer
Ryuki Kishen Gamer Πριν 7 ημέρες
SubPixel Πριν 7 ημέρες
is it worth the risk?
dycrypt this
dycrypt this Πριν 7 ημέρες
Omg. That's how they wontoned the flowers. Thank you you tube posters.
Sill1992 Πριν 7 ημέρες
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.
Cincity809 Πριν 7 ημέρες
Ok but how does my mexican homie in the corner of my street be havin the freshest flowers year round?
dipankar barooah
dipankar barooah Πριν 7 ημέρες
Too much inspection where a country is scared of disease lol Corona already killed most of them😂
Taskforce Πριν 7 ημέρες
yo wtf, I just looked it up - *80% of ALL flowers sold in the US are imported.
Destiny Gaming
Destiny Gaming Πριν 7 ημέρες
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Jafar Solorio
Jafar Solorio Πριν 7 ημέρες
Damn n half these girls don't even deserve flowers
Cecily Erker
Cecily Erker Πριν 7 ημέρες
It’s a huge industry which means millions of jobs for all these people to support themselves and their families. It’s incredibly impressive.
Tamara Πριν 7 ημέρες
Better use those amazing conditions to grow crops and feed people, no?
Sure, why not
Sure, why not Πριν 7 ημέρες
ah yes, I love colombian flower.
Zhuofan Zhang
Zhuofan Zhang Πριν 8 ημέρες
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?
HaibTshajHaib Πριν 8 ημέρες
Billions of flowers... checking by 🙌? Is that even possible?
merrivideo Πριν 8 ημέρες
This is how the environmental footprint of roses looks like.
Carlos De Almeida Calderón
Carlos De Almeida Calderón Πριν 8 ημέρες
Debbie Cakes
Debbie Cakes Πριν 8 ημέρες
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
Cleyzor Πριν 8 ημέρες
Is it just me or that customs looking kinda sexy 😳
noella sakwa
noella sakwa Πριν 8 ημέρες
Stanley 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪
Urikho Πριν 8 ημέρες
I didnt get any of that. Not even 1 :(
Lil, Charmander
Lil, Charmander Πριν 8 ημέρες
All of these inspections and I still get crappy flowers
Carnage QUEEN
Carnage QUEEN Πριν 8 ημέρες
I don’t understand about flowers...I even gave my mom feminine wash last feb 14 Think well 😂😂😂
Genius1107 Πριν 8 ημέρες
We need to distribute the wealth like this with other countries and get off of China
Utah Shaw
Utah Shaw Πριν 8 ημέρες
I’d rather have the coke
Read my ABOUT section PLEASE
Read my ABOUT section PLEASE Πριν 8 ημέρες
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.
Demetre Jakhaia
Demetre Jakhaia Πριν 8 ημέρες
I don't get why people like these smelly weird plants
MXF Media Productions
MXF Media Productions Πριν 8 ημέρες
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 :(
Stepi Πριν 8 ημέρες
Ilyas Kurangkerjaan
Ilyas Kurangkerjaan Πριν 8 ημέρες
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?
aakash kumar
aakash kumar Πριν 8 ημέρες
Suppose! After all this effort, u got rejected 😁
Alejandro Rodriguez
Alejandro Rodriguez Πριν 8 ημέρες
Those roses come from colombia and they need to move fast or else they wilt... seems like a perfect place for cocaine smuggling lol.
patience nana
patience nana Πριν 8 ημέρες
The guy at 4:15 is originally Kenyan. We are everywhere
ArielAprillia Rachmann
ArielAprillia Rachmann Πριν 8 ημέρες
The most useless purchase anyone can buy
Sharifah Al Rifaei
Sharifah Al Rifaei Πριν 8 ημέρες
better thn trading gold?
Cain Walker
Cain Walker Πριν 8 ημέρες
A week later most of those will be in the trash! Like my last marriage! 🤣
lexas Πριν 9 ημέρες
hate that they're imported boxed like that, so wasteful
neo Πριν 9 ημέρες
Flowers are nice but I want a weed bouquet. Do they grow those here?
Liz Hopkins
Liz Hopkins Πριν 9 ημέρες
So much plastic and waste..
Abdullah Umair
Abdullah Umair Πριν 9 ημέρες
It is only business
SpiritSlayer Πριν 9 ημέρες
Ahmet Tarik Kabak
Ahmet Tarik Kabak Πριν 9 ημέρες
Mass destruction of the ecosystem
Gerardo Garcia
Gerardo Garcia Πριν 9 ημέρες
2:07 they're not socially distancedalso 2:23 and where's their masks? Also 2:30, 2:33, 2:37, 2:54
Simpa Luyolo
Simpa Luyolo Πριν 9 ημέρες
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
N. D.
N. D. Πριν 9 ημέρες
Jesus christ, there must be another way to get flowers in America
Clairebear Eats
Clairebear Eats Πριν 9 ημέρες
Why do i feel bad for the flowers
Kimberly Thomas
Kimberly Thomas Πριν 9 ημέρες
I buy my own flowers from Aldi for Valentines day.
Tonyyail 28
Tonyyail 28 Πριν 9 ημέρες
Bro they banging damages roses I’m thinking after they harass the roses they have done
Questchaun Πριν 9 ημέρες
All the more reason to skip such a vile shitty "Holiday"
chill mode
chill mode Πριν 9 ημέρες
yellow roses signifies "break apart", so don't give your valentine yellow roses...
ShayPink 40
ShayPink 40 Πριν 9 ημέρες
I hope they don’t send them Corona 🌺🌸🌼 flowers over here......
Violetta Guess
Violetta Guess Πριν 9 ημέρες
Awww...poor beautiful flowers I don't buy cut flowers,only pots and I accept only pots as a gift.Yes,bouquets 💐 are beautiful but its so depressing when they die and you throw them away:(
RJ Weissenborn
RJ Weissenborn Πριν 9 ημέρες
1.1 billion roses, inspected, flown in, and transported to their final destination but somehow we cant grow them in the US and make it cost effective?
Harsha Kaligotla
Harsha Kaligotla Πριν 9 ημέρες
It would help if you could dub their voices instead so we dont have to read subtitles
Bart Πριν 9 ημέρες
*Must be really bad in USA they got no flowers there*
Smart Baba
Smart Baba Πριν 9 ημέρες
Even insects wanna go to USA.
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Flower companies after inventing Valentine’s Day: 💵💵💵💵💵💵
Hitchhiker 😄
Mohammed Sheffin
Mohammed Sheffin Πριν 9 ημέρες
Preserving flowers for the valentines day is indeed one of the most grievous issue the modern world is facing right now.
Aarkay Johny
Aarkay Johny Πριν 9 ημέρες
"You And Me" She Said.
neko of west
neko of west Πριν 9 ημέρες
Rip : flower it was your destiny to make a unknown woman smile
Nigel R.
Nigel R. Πριν 9 ημέρες
3/4 of those flowers are regrettable 😂
Nikita Mehta
Nikita Mehta Πριν 9 ημέρες
I get 0 rose still watching 😂😂gotta be sure of the chain of products 😌
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