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. http://www.organicconsumers.org; http://www.viaorganica.org

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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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Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 7:40am
Why Labels on Genetically Engineered Foods Won’t Cost Consumers a Dime
The biotech industry, led by Monsanto, will soon descend on the state of Washington to try their best to defeat I-522, a citizens’ ballot initiative to require mandatory labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients.
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Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:30am
Cook Organic, Not the Planet
What if there were an inexpensive technology that could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent or more?
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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 6:40am
Domestic Fair Trade: A Plea to UNFI and Whole Foods for Justice
“The union is like having herpes. It doesn't kill you, but it's unpleasant and inconvenient, and it stops a lot of people from becoming your lover." – John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market
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Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 9:30am
Climate-Friendly Food Demands Animal-Friendly Farming
A growing number of organic consumers, natural health advocates and climate hawks are taking a more comprehensive look at the fundamental causes of global warming. And it's led them to this sobering conclusion: Our modern energy-, chemical- and GMO-intensive industrial food and farming systems are the major cause of man-made global warming.
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