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Western flower thrips, which Russia says it’s found in imported flowers from the Netherlands. (

After food, now Russia burns Dutch flowers

Moscow | Reuters –– A week after angering many in Russia by burning illegally imported Western food, authorities have started feeding Dutch flowers to the flames. Officials say blooms from the Netherlands, which supplies much of Russia’s US$2.5 billion flower market, pose safety risks because they may be infected. Critics say the “flower war” marks […] Read more