Pesticide controversy: What does the Church teach?

Catholic Rural Life has followed media reports and growing controversy surrounding the herbicide dicamba. Last week, in Part I of Herbicide Controversy: Care for our Common Home?, they reported on the issues and the pending lawsuit. In Part II, they explore what the Church has to say. What are the Church teachings regarding the use of pesticides?

Did you miss Part I? Read it here. Read Part II here.