The hidden environmental harms of the cut-flower industry

McGill, Caroline Hannah (2012) The hidden environmental harms of the cut-flower industry. Neo: A Journal of Student Research, 2 (1). ISSN 1759-6874

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Abstract

Corporate flower farms are based along the shores of Kenya’s Lake Naivasha, a Ramsar Convention protected wetland. Kenya suffers from high unemployment and relative poverty and prioritises economic development. Corporate flower farms are polluting the Lake with the use of agrochemicals and depleting its waters to irrigate this thirsty crop. The influx of people seeking work is also affecting the Lake as wastewater pollution is problematic. This paper will consider the issue of trying to determine who is responsible for the harms associated with any industry, and will also discuss existing and prospective methods of regulating corporate flower farms.

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Keywords:Corporate flower farms, Cut-flowers, Kenya, Lake Naivasha, Globalisation, Environmental problems, Harm, Agency, Regulation, Justice
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:16180
Deposited On:04 Dec 2014 10:13

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