Roselilly Farm is proud to not use any pesticides or herbicides.
While it is true that pesticides must pass many tests before they are allowed on the market, the history of pesticides is one of continually discovering dangers in their use.
It is disturbing that, year by year, pesticides previously deemed safe are found to be hazardous, and hastily removed from common use. A quick web search will reveal a history of the EPA revoking previously-approved compounds -- like flubendiamide pesticides, methyl iodide, and N-methyl carbamate insecticides -- because they “no longer meets the agency’s rigorous food safety standards and may pose unacceptable dietary risks, especially to infants and young children.”
Wow. Who wants even risk touching that stuff?
We are students of this short history. Without complete faith in pesticide testing, we are humble in admitting that we don't know enough about the effects of any pesticides be confident that they are safe for the environment. Thus, we will not use them.
We feel the same way about herbicides.