Scotts Miracle Gro company is knowingly poisoning birds
I learned of this story from Doug Green the Gardener.
It turns out that Scotts Miracle Gro lawn and garden company has been producing bird seed that is coated with a pesticide that prevents it from being eaten by insects during transport. The problem is that the coating is poisonous to birds-ya, know, the intended recipients of the food??? And what is worse, when employees told them the coating is poisonous they not only did nothing about it, they covered it up when the EPA tried to investigate.
Read the story here:
THEY PLEAD GUILTY TO KNOWINGLY ADDING BIRD-KILLING PESTICIDES TO BIRD FOOD!!!
Our wild bird and song bird populations have been dwindling, and people are trying to help by providing food for these creatures. I am sickened at the thought that those who have been trying to help were inadvertently harming and possibly killing the very animals they were trying to save, all because of corporate greed.
I don't know about you, but I am throwing out any and all Scotts products we have, and writing them a letter that their actions are despicable, and they have lost me as a customer. This includes never using Miracle Gro potting soil or fertilizer, their Step program lawn care products, any hardware such as spreaders or dispensers.
I post this here because so many people use Miracle Gro potting soil for their seeds.
Decide if you want to support this kind of corporate behavior. If you do, keep on buying their products. If you don't, then buy from a different company, and when you do, tell your supplier why you're making that decision.