Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Silent Spring Revisited

Miracle-Grow Poisons Bird Feed, Violates Pesticide Laws By Agence France-Presse 10 September 12 http://www.readersupportednews.org/news-section2/312-16/13394-miracle-grow-poisons-bird-feed-violates-pesticide-laws

[Excerpted] Lawn and garden products company Scotts Miracle-Gro will pay $12.5 million in fines for poisoning bird feed and violating pesticide laws, officials said Friday.

Scotts will pay record criminal and civilian penalties for a litany of pesticide violations, including "illegally applying insecticides to its wild bird food products that are toxic to birds," the Justice Department said in a statement.

The company pleaded guilty in February to that violation as well as falsifying pesticide registration documents, distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels and distributing unregistered pesticides....

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