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Ronnie Cummins is founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association . Cummins is author of numerous articles and books, including "Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers" (Second Revised Edition Marlowe & Company 2004).
Global Warming 'Costing Taxpayers Billions.' Here's How to Fix It
I'm writing because once again, a major report on the costs--financial, social, environmental, political--of doing nothing to slow runaway global warming focuses exclusively on reducing carbon emissions. The new report fails to mention that even if we achieved zero emissions tomorrow, we're still in big trouble--unless we draw down and sequester the billions of tons of carbon already in the atmosphere.
Monday, July 17, 2017(6 comments)
Regeneration: The Next Stage of Organic Food and Farming--and Civilization
A growing corps of organic, climate, environmental, social justice and peace activists are promoting a new world-changing paradigm that can potentially save us from global catastrophe. The name of this new paradigm and movement is regenerative agriculture, or more precisely regenerative food, farming and land use.
Sunday, May 14, 2017(5 comments)
Regeneration: Rules for Revolutionaries
Grassroots mobilization and mass protest against the Trump junta have reached an all-time high. Yet our growing Anti-Trump resistance is still rather weak in terms of explaining exactly what it is we are fighting for. It's time to work for something. It's time to connect the dots between all of our burning issues, and unite
From 'Sustainable' to 'Regenerative'--The Future of Food
The word "sustainability" is meaningless to consumers and the public. It's overused, misused and it has been shamelessly co-opted by corporations for the purpose of greenwashing. But rather than come up with one definition for the word "sustainable" as it refers to food and food production methods, we suggest doing away with the word entirely.
Thursday, February 26, 2015(1 comments)
Consumer Self-Defense: 12 Ways to Drive GMOs and Roundup off the Market
It is now blatantly obvious that GMOs are nothing more than patented Pesticide Delivery Systems (PDS) designed to increase sales of poisonous agrochemicals such as Roundup, glufosinate, Bt, 2,4 D and neonicotinoids. To claim that GMOs are perfectly safe is equivalent to saying that pesticides, herbicides and fungicides--systemically laced at ever-higher levels into GMO-tainted human food and animal feed--are perfectly safe.
Organic and Local: Still the Gold Standard
Today's Gold Standard for the health-conscious and environmentally and socially concerned consumer is USDA organic and local.
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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 "natural" or "all natural."