Stories by Ronnie Cummins

Ronnie Cummins is international director of the Organic Consumers Association and its Mexico affiliate, Via Organica.  subscribe to Ronnie Cummins's feed

Posted on: May 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The National Academies of Science produced a 400-page report full of equivocations and recommendations they know will be ignored.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Chemical fertilizer pollutes the environment, disrupts the climate and damages human and animal health.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. — a primary driver of the climate crisis — still isn't on board with this historic climate agreement.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

With the "sustainability" label co-opted by Big Food, it's time to re-frame agriculture into two categories: regenerative and degenerative.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Unless we move decisively as a global community to transform our degenerative food, farming and energy systems, we are doomed.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

There are several scenarios that would allow the biotech giant to push through the DARK Act this year — without going through the normal Senate process.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

House lawmakers apparently don't care that 93 percent of Americans are in favor of mandatory labeling of GMOs.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: Organic Consumers Association

It’s time to stop fighting among ourselves about whether or not to eat meat.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Given the potential harm posed by GMOs and Roundup, it’s time to move aggressively forward.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Our communications and mobilization capacities are limited, compared to those of our adversaries.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014, Source: Organic Consumers Association

To reverse global warming, we must first rethink agriculture.

Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why are organic food and production standards important anyway?

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The threats to sue states are clearly intended to strike fear in the hearts of those lawmakers genuinely concerned about spending tax dollars on costly court battles.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The war over the future of food will continue intensely, as food corporations have raised the stakes.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Here are five strategic lessons from the ongoing battle against GMOs that are applicable to a broad range of political issues.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Few people understand that the worst U.S. and global greenhouse gas emitter is "Food Incorporated."

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Biotech is back promoting 'Golden Rice' as a nutritional saviour — but 13 years after they started, there's little evidence it will help children of the developing world.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Coke has rolled out an ad campaign, disguised as public service announcements. Here's what you should know.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The anti-GMO movement in the U.S. has achieved some preliminary victories in GMO food labeling but that's not all that needs to be done.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

You could soon be eating imported seafood, beef or chicken products that don’t meet even basic U.S. food safety standards.