The mission of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, Inc. is to defend managed and native pollinators vital to a sustainable and affordable food supply from the adverse impacts of pesticides.
As pollination is required for one-third of the nation’s food supply, we strive to accomplish our mission through the following activities:
Affect regulatory processes of pesticide risk assessment, label, and enforcement.
Provide advocacy, guidance and tools to document the detrimental effect of pesticides on pollinators.
Raise awareness about the adverse impact of pesticides on pollinators critical to the supply of food and the ecosystem.
Photo Credit: James Cook, Bird and the Bees Honey
Our work is guided by the belief that pesticides should be regulated by the EPA in a way that prevents harm to managed and native pollinators, by ensuring that pesticide labels effectively prevent poisonings, pesticide applicators are well-informed and trained in pest control methods that prevent pollinator poisoning incidents, and State Lead Agencies take full responsibility for their enforcement duties.
When pollinator poisoning incidents do occur, we believe that the State Lead Agencies charged with enforcing the law should act expeditiously to fully investigate each incident, document the incident in a traceable manner, file a comprehensive report of the incident with the EPA, and take corrective action to avert future poisoning incidents.
Pollinator Stewardship Council will use legal strategies to address federal policies that regulate pesticide applications. Pollinator Stewardship Council will utilize the same legal avenue used by other agricultural commodity groups to address errant EPA decisions concerning pesticides. The legal system requires actions such as petitions and appeals be filed by individuals, industry groups, and others who feel their concerns are not being satisfactorily addressed in relation to federal regulations.
Because the law governing pesticide use—the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)—can only be addressed via the petition process, Pollinator Stewardship Council will NOT receive any monetary recoveries from the legal actions we may initiate. This is why your generous donation is crucial to the effectiveness of our efforts.