28 Feb '12, 8pm

Avoiding Poisonous Birdseed | Care2 Causes

Avoiding Poisonous Birdseed | Care2 Causes

Written by Jason Mark , Earth Island Journal I’ll admit that in the hierarchy of pressing environmental issues, guaranteeing chemical-free birdseed doesn’t make the top of the take-action list. But recent revelations that the Scotts Company distributed millions of packets of insecticide-laden birdfeed point out the need to ensure that bird lovers aren’t accidentally feeding chemicals to the birds that visit their yards. In January, Scotts (most famously the maker of Miracle Gro) pled guilty in federal court to selling contaminated birdseed and agreed to pay a $4.5 million fine. According to court documents, from 2005 to 2008 Scotts distributed 73 million packets of birdseed that had been coated with two chemicals, Storcide II and Actellic 5E. The insecticides were applied while the seed was in storage as a way to keep insects from eating the product. The EPA lists Storcide...

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