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Monsanto's RoundUp and Scotts Using Miracle-Gro to Pay $12.5 Million for Improper Pesticide Use

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Poisoning bird seed that you sell to bird lovers isn’t the brightest of ideas.  Scott’s Miracle Gro, exclusive distributor of Monsanto’s RoundUp, 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.
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Release Date: 09/07/2012
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, jones.enesta@epa.gov, 202-564-7873, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a producer of pesticides for commercial and consumer lawn and garden uses, was sentenced today in federal district court in Columbus, Ohio, to pay a $4 million fine and perform community service for eleven criminal violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which governs the manufacture, distribution, and sale of pesticides. Scotts pleaded guilty in February 2012 to illegally applying insecticides to its wild bird food products that are toxic to birds, falsifying pesticide registration documents, distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels, and distributing unregistered pesticides. This is the largest criminal penalty under FIFRA to date.

In a separate civil agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scotts agreed to pay more than $6 million in penalties and spend $2 million on environmental projects to resolves additional civil pesticide violations. The violations include distributing or selling unregistered, canceled, or misbranded pesticides, including products with inadequate warnings or cautions. This is the largest civil settlement under FIFRA to date. 

“The misuse or mislabeling of pesticide products can cause serious illness in humans and be toxic to wildlife,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “Today’s sentence and unprecedented civil settlement hold Scotts accountable for widespread company noncompliance with pesticide laws, which put products into the hands of consumers without the proper authorization or warning labels.”

“As the world’s largest marketer of residential use pesticides, Scotts has a special obligation to make certain that it observes the laws governing the sale and use of its products. For having failed to do so, Scotts has been sentenced to pay the largest fine in the history of FIFRA enforcement," said Ignacia S. Moreno, assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. “The Department of Justice will continue to work with EPA to assure that pesticides applied in homes and on lawns and food are sold and used in compliance with the laws intended to assure their safety.”

In the plea agreement, Scotts admitted that it applied the pesticides Actellic 5E and Storcide II to its bird food products even though EPA had prohibited this use. Scotts had done so to protect its bird foods from insect infestation during storage. Scotts admitted that it used these pesticides contrary to EPA directives and in spite of the warning label appearing on all Storcide II containers stating, “Storcide II is extremely toxic to fish and toxic to birds and other wildlife.” Scotts sold this illegally treated bird food for two years after it began marketing its bird food line and for six months after employees specifically warned Scotts management of the dangers of these pesticides. By the time it voluntarily recalled these products in March 2008, Scotts had sold more than 70 million units of bird food illegally treated with pesticide that is toxic to birds.

Monsanto, Bayer, and Scotts should be fined, way more then they are; and potentially put out of business.  I guess that explains what has happened to so many birds not only in Ohio; but all over.  Bastards.  Also remember Monsanto are makers/marketers of seed, herbicide, pesticides and Huge Supplier of GMO's for Human Consumption in what we Eat and in turn that runs off into water supplies....  More proof people that if it is killing Nature, Wildlife just think what it is doing to US!


major seed companies continue to collaborate on new products, with the latest being a new seed treatment combination from Bayer CropScience and Monsanto. Bayer’s Poncho/Votivo seed-applied insecticide is now being combined with Monsanto’s Acceleron seed treatment for nematodes.
The companies report that Acceleron with Poncho/Votivo will offer protection against white grubs, seed corn maggot, soybean aphids, and overwintering bean leaf beetles, as well as protection against nematodes, including soybean cyst nematodes. It also will complement genetic resistance to nematodes in soybeans.
Under the agreement, Monsanto will have rights to commercialize Poncho/Votivo on seed from its soybean brand Asgrow, the Channel brand, and regional brands, as well as to sell the product through its seed licensees, which include numerous independent seed companies across the U.S. 
“We look forward to this opportunity to provide growers with advanced technology that combines Bayer CropScience innovation in seed treatment with Monsanto seed,” reports Keith Vodrazka, product manager at Bayer CropScience. “This combination will help ensure that soybean growers can have the best protection against yield-robbing nematodes and early-season insects.”

***Edited title 1:00pm. est Saturday September 8, 2012 ***

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The world's evil, dude, run by the billionaires who wanna see U.S. dead - and they're doing a pretty #@!! good job of it, too. Our blogs tell how to live a 97.55% sinless existence till we reach Upstairs - if you should fall, there's always repentance. God'll ALWAYS forgive you if you have the BAWLS to come and ask for forgiveness. God bless you.
Anonymous said…
They should be charged with a Genocide crime, destroying not only wild life,and the human race. $12.5 million isn't about to cover the loss

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