Scotts Miracle-Gro is making headlines because they publicly donated $200,000 to Romney’s SuperPAC “Restore Our Future”.
Yes, that is the same Scotts Miracle-Gro that pleaded guilty to selling birdseed that was coated with a pesticide toxic to birds, even after their own scientists warned them of the problem. And in a separate case, falsified documents submitted to the EPA about their pesticides. And the same company that is fighting to overturn bans on the use of fertilizers during the rainy season in some cities in Florida (the fertilizers aren’t needed and cause massive and toxic blooms of red-tide and green slime, but they make a lot of money for Scotts). And is fighting regulations on pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
My only question is, in their accounting books, what is Scotts hoping to buy with this donation?