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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Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:15am
The Great Boycott: Monsanto and the GMA
Defying repeated threats of a lawsuit from Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), on May 8, Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont, signed a historic bill requiring food manufacturers to label genetically engineered (GE) foods, and to drop the practice of labeling GE foods as “...
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 9:21am
New FDA Food Label Rules Ignore the GMO Elephant in the Room
On February 27, First Lady Michelle Obama launched a media blitz to tout the FDA's proposed new rules for nutrition labels on packaged foods. Both the FDA and Mrs.
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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:28pm
GMOs: Ban Them or Label Them?
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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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