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Fertiliser Company Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5 Million For Poisoning Wild Birds


The fertiliser company pled guilty 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” in February 2012.

The insecticides added to Scotts wild bird food products were Actellic 5E and Storcide II, but these were prohibited by the EPA.

Putting this chemical in the food was to keep microbes from eating the food before the birds could.

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