A reader complains that commercial flower growers use too many resources. If need be, local businesses must be forced to use only "sustainable growers" and less plastic wrapping especially supermarkets.
Your editor's response. Force--there's that word again. Normally this wouldn't receive the slightest recognition but it's indicative of how little time the commenter has actually invested in the local business community.
Because many supermarkets, including Shoprite, sell flowers that are RAINFOREST ALLIANCE CERTIFIED; you can find the designation on most of what's being offered. This designation, according to the tag, means that the bouquet "CONTAINS 75% ALLIANCE CERTIFIED FLOWERS". In addition the "plastic wrapping" on most of the bouquets we've seen is marked OXO BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING.
Perhaps the commenter would like to direct his or her attention to other local businesses that use "too many resources" or in the alternative, he or she can grow their own posies...in short, less flailing, more reading....