This Valentine’s Day, before planning your romantic dinner or buying roses and chocolate, the Food Tank wants you to think about how your choices will affect the hands that feed you.
The average consumer spends about $116 on Valentine’s Day, and florists make about $400 million in revenue, according to the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association. About 48 percent of consumers spend money on candy and 34 percent spend money on flowers, and about 35 percent dine out.
Workers in these industries, including service workers and farm laborers, are among the lowest paid in the world. They face exposure to pesticides and sexual harassment in the workplace.