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Can I eat flowers or blossoms that come from a florist?

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No. Do not eat flowers that were purchased from a florist or any other source that you do not know whether or not they were sprayed with pesticides. Also do not eat home grown flowers that were treated with pesticides or other chemicals.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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