On February 21, 2012, the SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY pleaded guilty in Ohio to eleven FIFRA violations. Scotts admitted to illegally applying an insecticide to its wild bird food products that is toxic to birds, falsifying pesticide registration documents, distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels, and distributing unregistered pesticides, all in violation of FIFRA. Scotts also admitted that in an effort to protect its bird food from insect infestation, the company applied to its line of wild bird foods the pesticides Storcide II and Actellic 5E, neither of which were approved by EPA for use in bird foods, the former bearing the warning, Storcide II is extremely toxic to fish and toxic to birds and other wildlife. Scotts continued to sell the products for six months after employees warned management of the dangers…