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: 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.

Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Sources report that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach amendments to the Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on GE foods.