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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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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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:15pm
Factory Farm Meat: Why Vegetarians, Ranchers and Conscious Omnivores Need to Unite
For the first time since the advent of industrial agriculture, the federal government is considering advising Americans to eat “less red and processed meat.” That advice is the outcome of studies conducted by an independent panel of “experts” which was asked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (...
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 11:30am
Consumer Self-Defense: 12 Ways to Drive GMOs and Roundup off the Market
"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food," said Phil Angell, Monsanto's director of corporate communications. "Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job." - New York Times , Oct. 25, 1998 "[GMO] Labeling advocates say the...
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:00am
Organic Consumer Pressure Works—Stonyfield Quits International Dairy Foods Group
In the latest example of how consumers can pressure food companies to do the right thing, on Friday (December 5, 2014), Stonyfield Farm, a New Hampshire-based producer of organic milk and yogurt, became the second organic dairy company in five months to resign from the International Dairy Foods...
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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:15am
Reversing Global Warming, Hunger and Poverty: Supercharging the Global Grassroots
"It is easy to forget that once upon a time all agriculture was organic, grassfed and regenerative. Seed saving, composting, fertilizing with manure, polycultures, no-till and raising livestock entirely on grass—all of which we associate today with sustainable food production—was the norm in the ‘...
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