Organic Consumers Association

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Go 'Scotts-Free'

Nothing says summer like lawns and gardens. And nothing says poison like Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller.

Last week we asked you to pressure big retailers—Amazon, Costco, Home Depot and Walmart—to stop selling Monsanto’s Roundup, a cancer-causing herbicide widely applied to food crops, public parks and lawns and gardens.

This week, we’re asking you to boycott all of the brands owned by Scotts Miracle-Gro—the exclusive distributor of Roundup to retail stores in the U.S.

Scotts (according to company statements) is the world’s largest lawn and garden products company. The Marysville, Ohio-based company markets a lineup of at least 21 brands—including an organic line, called Nature’s Care.

Scotts distributes about $154 million worth of Roundup each year to retail giants, including Amazon, Costco, Home Depot and Walmart.

Scotts also pushes Roundup for use on private lawns and public parks—something the company is well positioned to do, since its 2015 purchase of lawncare service provider TruGreen (formerly ChemLawn).

And let’s not forget: Scotts is also partners with Monsanto to market Roundup-Ready genetically engineered grass seeda product both companies successfully lobbied the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for an exemption from pre-market safety testing. (OCA previously called for a boycott of Scotts products after the company launched its GMO grass seed).

As the popular online investment site, The Motley Fool, suggests, Scotts would survive just fine without its sales of Roundup. In fact, sales of Scotts products might actually improve if the company disassociated itself from Monsanto.

Until then, consumers should steer clear of any and all Scotts brands.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO Jim Hagedorn: I’m boycotting ALL Scotts brands until you stop selling Monsanto’s Roundup! 

Call the company at 937-644-0011 or call their customer service line at 888-270-3714

Post on Scotts Facebook page

Tweet: @Scotts_MGro  Ditch Monsanto’s cancer-causing Roundup!

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