Sign up for the Left Field newsletter
You have been successfully added to our newsletter.
Let our news meet your inbox
Colombia's cash crop: flowers for Valentine's Day
Nearly three-quarters of flowers sold in the U.S. for Valentine's Day come from Colombia. In the early 1990s, the U.S. government incentivized farmers in Colombia to grow flowers as a way to discourage drug production—and it worked. Today, vast greenhouses, packing warehouses, and industrial fridges are working overtime to ensure roses—the country’s most important flower export—will ship in time.
After Charlottesville: What happens to survivors of terrorism?09:08
Is a blue wave coming for the Democrats?03:32
What's next for reunited migrant families?05:15
How horse therapy helps HIV and AIDS community04:05
Stand Your Ground: Private vs. public in the great outdoors10:28
Shark sightings are booming off California beaches— and why that's a good thing08:09