Organic Consumers Association

Tell Scotts You’re Boycotting All Its Products until the Company Drops Plans to Sell GMO Grass

If you see your neighbor planting grass seed you might ask them if they work for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. This summer, some employees of Scotts will be testing Scotts Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass, genetically engineered to withstand heavy applications of Monsanto’s Roundup.

Scotts plans to have a commercial version of its GMO grass on the market next year, and a consumer version on store shelves by 2016. Both are unregulated. Neither is subject to safety testing.

Tell Scotts You Don’t Want More of Monsanto’s Chemicals in Your Soil and Drinking Water, and that You’re Boycotting All Scotts Products until the Company Drops Plans to Sell GMO Grass.

Please use our form to contact Scotts Chairman & CEO Jim Hagedorn, Chief Communications Officer Jim King, and a few other key executives.

When you’ve finished, call Jim King, at (937) 578-5622, and let him know why you are boycotting Scotts products.

Monsanto and Scotts found a way to circumvent the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory process, allowing them to develop and market Scotts Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass without any safety testing.

When consumers see it on the shelf, it will say Roundup Ready—but there will be no label that says the product is genetically modified.

The product’s use will result in a dramatic increase in the amount of Monsanto’s Roundup into the environment, where it will pollute soil and water, and expose people to increasingly higher levels of toxic chemicals.

There will be no way to prevent the grass from contaminating non-GMO lawns and parks, or pastures used by farmers to graze their animals.

Kentucky Bluegrass seed is genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide glyphosate (AKA Roundup).

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide has recently been described by researchers as, "the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment," and has been linked to a litany of health disorders and diseases. 

Scotts is Monsanto's exclusive agent for the marketing and distribution of consumer Roundup. Because Roundup will kill everything except the grass engineered to stand up to it, lawns all over the country will be green, lush—and toxic.

Tell Scotts You Don’t Want More of Monsanto’s Chemicals in Your Soil and Drinking Water, and that You’re Boycotting All Scotts Products until the Company Drops Plans to Sell GMO Grass.

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