“Ohio judge accepts Scotts Miracle-Gro guilty plea, defers decision on $4.5M payment of fine”

March 20, 2012 · Filed Under Articles · Comment 

“. . .The government alleges that beginning in 2005, Scotts produced a line of wild bird products under names including ‘Morning Song’ and ‘Country Pride’ that contained an insecticide to prevent insects from eating the product during storage.

The government says the insecticide, which is highly toxic to fish, birds and other wildlife, wasn’t approved for use for bird food.

The company continued to use the insecticide even after two Scotts employees warned the company about the potential threat to birds, according to the government. . . .”

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