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, September 18, 2014 - 6:45am
The Carbon Underground: Reversing Global Warming
If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current levels [398 ppm.] to at most 350 ppm " ~ Dr. James Hansen Since...
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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:45am
Hillary Clinton is Just Plain Wrong on GMOs
In her June 25 keynote address to the BIO International Convention in San Diego, Calif., Hillary Clinton voiced strong support for genetic engineering and genetically engineered crops. She earned a standing ovation that day by stating that the biotech industry suffers from a public perception...
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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00am
What's Holding Back the Organic Food and Farming Revolution?
There is growing alarm among conscious consumers and activists that our 21st Century food and farming system, and the government-corporate cabal that that props it up, is spiraling out-of-control. Chemical-intensive, energy-intensive, climate-destabilizing factory-farmed and genetically engineered...
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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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