ATLANTA--()--Today, EcoSMART Technologies, Inc., the world’s leading producer of EPA Exempt organic pesticides, announced a partnership with the SafeLawns Foundation on a series of events to promote safer lawn and gardening in North America. Among the initiatives of the partnership will be Lawn & Garden Pesticide “Summits,” which offer educational opportunities for consumers and professionals, as well as public awareness campaigns aimed at toxic pesticide reduction.
“As someone who has spent the past two decades talking about the toxicity of many lawn and garden pesticides, I’m thrilled that EcoSMART has broken through a technological and manufacturing barrier. We will all be healthier for it.”
The patented line of “Minimum Risk” pesticide products was developed by the company and its scientific advisory panel which has been consulting with EcoSMART for 15 years. The panel includes industry experts, entomologists, insect toxicologists and other influential researchers and is a cornerstone of EcoSMART, providing the company access to the best thinking and driving continual innovation. Derived from food-grade ingredients that are clearly labeled on the packaging, the products are exempt from federal registration under section 25(b) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The active ingredients in EcoSMART's products are unique, carefully selected, synergistic blends of essential plant oils, many of which are classified as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“EcoSMART’S breathtakingly swift ability to obtain national distribution in just the past three years demonstrates that these products not only work safely as advertised, but that there is a considerable pent up demand for this kind of product,” said Paul Tukey, North America’s leading spokesperson for the organic lawn movement. “As someone who has spent the past two decades talking about the toxicity of many lawn and garden pesticides, I’m thrilled that EcoSMART has broken through a technological and manufacturing barrier. We will all be healthier for it.”
“We are proud to be working with Paul Tukey and the SafeLawns Foundation, as we combine our passion and enthusiasm for safer pesticide alternatives,” said Steve Bessette, founder of EcoSMART. “SafeLawns and EcoSMART are early pioneers in the natural pesticide movement, dating back almost two decades, and our collective message has been instrumental in offering consumers choices that allow them to be part of the solution to our environmental issues. We look forward to educating Americans on the benefits of natural pesticide alternatives, which provide an unprecedented margin of safety for their families, pets and the environment.”
For more information about the SafeLawns Foundation and Events, please visit: www.SafeLawns.org.
About EcoSMART Technologies, Inc.
EcoSMART Technologies is the leading producer of EPA Exempt, safe pesticides sold in the United States. It has been the #1 selling “green” line of pesticides used by professionals for years and is now available to consumers in leading retail stores throughout the United States. Derived from nature, EcoSMART’s patented technology is safe for your family, pets and the environment. The active ingredients in EcoSMART's products are unique, carefully selected, synergistic blends of essential plant oils, many of which are classified as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. EcoSMART Technologies is the first company to economically enable a realistic shift from synthetic to botanical pesticides for major markets. For more information, visit: www.ecosmart.com.