Wednesday, April 4, 2012 / 10:41 am

Don’t Buy Scotts Miracle-Gro

It's poison!

by Donna Schoenkopf

My Blue Indigo
My Blue Indigo

I don't blame Scotts.

I blame The System.

Have you ever noticed how the “Free Market” aka capitalism has a series of descriptive words that, when written on the Ten Commandments, are sins.

“Got a real steal,” “Made a killing,” etc.

Anyway, in order to become a Big Cheese and survive the kill-or-be-killed ethos of the capitlistic system, a company must do whatever it can to stay alive.  This means always getting bigger.  (If you're small, you will be taken over by a “hostile takeover.”)

So.  Scotts became big.  But there is always danger and a company's gotta do what a company's gotta do to stay alive.

Make things cheaper.  Damn the birds.

Anyway, here is a great article about Scotts Miracle-Gro birdseed and how it's coated in chemicals that KILL BIRDS!

It even has a disclaimer on the label.

Well.  We must do what we must do, right?

Help save the birds.  Don't buy Scotts.

Read about it here.

Donna Schoenkopf recently retired from teaching at 61st Street School in South Central Los Angeles, and has moved back to Oklahoma, where she spent her teens.
donna@fourstory.org

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