Ronnie Cummins

Ronnie Cummins is a veteran activist, author, and organizer. He is the International Director of the Organic Consumers Association and its Mexico affiliate, Via Organica.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 7:38am
5 Reasons Monsanto’s ‘Science’ Doesn’t Add Up
To hear the pesticide and junk food marketers of the world tell it , anyone who questions the value, legitimacy or safety of GMO crops is naïve, anti-science and irrational to the point of hysteria. But how long can Monsanto ignore the mounting actual scientific evidence that their technology is not only failing to live up to its promises, it’s putting public health at risk?
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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 9:02am
GMOs Are Killing the Bees, Butterflies, Birds and... ?
“It is ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray.” – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 12:04pm
Experts Reject Food Industry's Bogus Legal Claims About GMO Labeling
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Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 9:23am
GMO and ‘Natural’ Food Fight: Treacherous Terrain
2014 is shaping up to be a decisive year for the future of food and farming. Grassroots activists are gearing up for new legislative battles, including state GMO labeling laws and county bans on growing genetically engineered crops. Meanwhile the multinational food corporations last month raised the stakes in the ongoing David vs.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 1:23pm
Did the Anti-GMO Movement Really Lose in Washington?
But the ground we gained in Washington, in the form of votes, is nothing compared with the ground—in the form of soil and farms and fields—we plan to take back from Monsanto in the months and years ahead. Watch out, Monsanto. We have plans. And those plans include taking back our seeds, our food, our farms, our rights. Our health. We will keep gaining ground.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 7:06am
Millions Against Monsanto: Five Lessons from the Battle Against GMOs
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:42pm
World Food Day: Cook Organic, Not the Planet
“Here's the single most important thing you need to know about the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report: It's not too late. We still have time to do something about climate disruption. The best estimate from the best science is that we can limit warming from human-caused carbon pollution to less than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit - if we act now. Bottom line: Our house is on fire. Rather than argue about how fast it's burning, we need to start throwing buckets of water.” —Michael Brune, Director, Sierra Club, Sept. 27, 2013
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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 2:57pm
Fat Chance: Diet Coke Fights Obesity?
It was laughable when Coca-Cola launched a campaign to fight obesity. And even more laughable when the king of soda’s anti-obesity campaign shifted all the blame for those extra pounds to lack of exercise and chairs (yes, chairs).
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Friday, May 17, 2013 - 8:37am
Genetically Modified Democracy: Monsanto and Congress Move to Stomp on Your Rights
Reliable sources in Washington D.C. have informed the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach one or more “Monsanto Riders” or amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on genetically engineered (GE) foods.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 8:13am
Food, Farms, Forests, and Fracking: Connecting the Dots
If ever there was a time for activist networks and the body politic to cooperate and unite forces, it's now. Global warming, driven in large part by the reckless business-as-usual practices of multi-billion-dollar fossil fuel and agribusiness corporations, has brought us to the brink of a global calamity .
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