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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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:45pm
Bayer and Monsanto: A Marriage Made in Hell
The two multinationals that teamed up during the Vietnam War to poison millions of people with its Agent Orange herbicide—St. Louis, Mo.-based Monsanto and Germany’s Bayer AG—are looking to become one. Bayer has announced a bid to buy Monsanto in a deal that would expand Bayer's GMO and pesticide...
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 2:45pm
Is a GMO Labeling Victory within Our Grasp?
Oh, to be a fly on the wall inside the offices of the top lobbyists for the Grocery Manufacturers Association. So close to the July 1 deadline for complying with Vermont’s GMO labeling law, and still no court ruling to overturn Vermont’s law. Still no federal legislation to preempt Vermont’s law...
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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
Monsanto’s Evil Twin: Disturbing Facts About the Fertilizer Industry
What do you know about the worldwide chemical fertilizer industry? If you’re like most people, not much. There’s plenty of press coverage and consumer awareness when it comes to genetically engineered food and crops, and the environmental hazards of pesticides and animal drugs. But the fertilizer...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:45am
Food Companies Plan to Label GMOs—but Is There More to the Story?
The world’s largest food corporations have spent hundreds of millions of dollars (some of it illegally ) to avoid being required to label the genetically engineered ingredients in their products. But with the July 1 deadline for complying with Vermont’s GMO labeling law on the horizon, a handful of...
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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 2:45pm
US Should Join French and Civil Society in Initiative to Solve Global Warming with Regenerative Farming Plan
France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K., Germany and Mexico are among the more than two dozen countries that have so far signed on to what one day will likely be recognized as the most significant climate initiative in history. France’s 4/1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate...
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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 1:45pm
Message from Paris: We Can Reverse Global Warming
“Humanity stands at the edge of an abyss. We have destroyed the planet, its biodiversity, our water and the climate, and through this destruction, we have destroyed the ecological context for our survival as a species. Ecological destruction and resource grab are generating conflicts, which are...
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 8:30am
From ‘Sustainable’ to ‘Regenerative’—The Future of Food
Earlier this week, the paywalled site PoliticoPro reported that the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture wants "farmers and agricultural interests to come up with a single definition of sustainability in order to avoid confusing the public with various meanings of the term in food and production methods...
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Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Food Fight 2015: Taking Down the Degenerators
If governments won’t solve the climate, hunger, health, and democracy crisis, then the people will… Regenerative agriculture provides answers to the soil crisis, the food crisis, the health crisis, the climate crisis and the crisis of democracy. - Dr. Vandana Shiva, speaking at the founding meeting...
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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 8:00am
You Don’t Matter. House Votes for Monsanto’s Right to Deceive Consumers
On Thursday, 275 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. By voting for the DARK Act, these politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Crisis: Regeneration or Degeneration?
"If governments won’t solve the climate, hunger, health, and democracy crises, then the people will." —Dr. Vandana Shiva, speaking at the founding meeting of Regeneration International, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica, June 8, 2015 When literally billions of people, the 99 percent, are hungry...
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