The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has created genetically modified Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass as well as genetically modified Roundup Ready Fescue grass and is conducting field trials at the homes of Scotts' employees. Due to a regulatory loophole, there is no US government regulation of GMO grass. These Roundup Ready GMO grasses will increase the usage of the herbicide Roundup in residential, recreational & commercial business settings. There is increasing scientific evidence of the health harms caused by Roundup. Independent peer reviewed studies have found that it is inflammatory, genotoxic, neurotoxic, carcinogenic, an endocrine disruptor and is linked to male infertility. In addition, in 2010, Monsanto patented glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as an antibiotic. Roundup is also a known chelator that binds to and draws out important nutrients. Scotts' claim that Roundup is benign is false.
SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY:
STOP THE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF GMO GRASS.
FRANK BLAKE, CEO, HOME DEPOT & ROBERT NIBLOCK, CEO, LOWES:
PLEDGE NOT TO SELL GMO GRASS.
Science and history show us that there is no benefit to GMO grass except to increase your profits and the profits of Monsanto, via an increase in your sales of Roundup.
We will boycott all Scotts Miracle-Gro products until you commit to eradicating your GMO grass.
TO HOME DEPOT & LOWES: Pledge not to sell Roundup Ready GMO Grass.
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