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: Jul 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Despite calls to stop advertising its ice-cream as "natural," Ben & Jerry's continues to greenwash its products.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Washington Post exposes two companies that are certified organic, yet don't meet organic standards.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

It is all interrelated—and poverty, and exposure to environmental toxins, are big factors.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Monsanto has earned the dubious distinction of being the most hated corporation on Earth.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

We need to boycott seeds and products tainted with atrazine, neonics and GMOs whether or not Syngenta changes its name to ChemChina.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Some organic brands are embracing the latest version of the DARK Act that would nullify Vermont's landmark GMO labeling law.

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.