Ronnie Cummins

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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Friday, December 05, 2014
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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Thursday, October 30, 2014
All Out for November 4th: Frankenfoods Fight at the Crossroads
On November 4, final votes will be tallied in two hard-fought and highly publicized state mandatory GMO food labeling ballot initiatives: Measure 92 in Oregon and Initiative 105 in Colorado. It is no exaggeration to say that these two crucial ballot initiatives will quite likely determine the...
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Organic and Local: Still the Gold Standard
In 2011, we wrote an article exposing the then-popular trend in food marketing—promoting "local" foods as "sustainable," "healthy" or "natural," even when they weren’t. As we wrote at the time, “local” often means nothing more than food that has been sourced from within a prescribed geographic area...
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
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
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
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
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
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 09, 2014
GMOs: Ban Them or Label Them?
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Sunday, March 02, 2014
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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