21 Mar '12, 4pm

Feeding toxic birdseed to birds. What will Monsanto think of next?

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Millions Against Monsanto page , and our Environment and Climate Resource Center page . Poisoning bird seed that you sell to bird lovers isn't the brightest of ideas. Scott's Miracle Gro, owned by Monsanto Co., is proposing donating $500,000 to support wildlife conservation and study in addition to paying a $4 million dollar fine for using unapproved insecticides in bird seed sold nationally for two years, the judge will be considering that in their guilty plea as he decides on the repercussions for their actions. The government alleges that beginning in 2005, Scotts produced a line of wild bird food products under names including "Morning Song" and "Country Pride" that contained insecticides. According to court records, Scotts sold a whopping 73 million packages of bird seed in 2008 that were treated with Storc...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25069.cfm

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