Ronnie Cummins

6 rules for organizing a grassroots regeneration revolution

Over the past five decades, as a food, natural health and environmental campaigner, anti-war organizer, human rights activist and journalist, I’ve had the inspiring and at times depressing opportunity to work and travel across much of the world.

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How Regenerative Farming Can Reverse Rural Poverty and Forced Migration in the Americas

One of the most politically charged debates today, especially in the United States and Europe, is the so-called "immigration crisis." There are approximately 250 million (3 percent of the world’s 7.6 billion people) migrants in the world today. About 20 percent, or 47 million of those, live in the U.S. Another 35 million live in Europe.

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Federal Govt. Report Says Global Warming Is Costing Taxpayers Billions: Here's How to Fix It

Another report sounding the alarm about climate change. Another missed opportunity to talk about the most promising solution: regenerative agriculture.

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Only One Out of 11 Popular Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Flavors Tested Negative for Cancer-Causing Herbicide Glyphosate

"The Vermont brand has been built on a bucolic image of cows grazing on endless pasture...Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream and other Vermont companies have used this idyllic imagery to sell their products. Gone are the days, however, when most of Vermont’s cows were grazing in spectacularly scenic landscapes. Now a majority of Vermont’s cows are locked up in...‘confined animal feeding operations’ or CAFOs...grazing on concrete with a diet rich in GMO corn and pesticides." — Vermont’s GMO Addiction: Pesticides, Polluted Water and Climate Destruction, Regeneration Vermont

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Do You Question the Value of the USDA Organic Seal? Here's What You Need to Know

A recent series of articles by a Washington Post reporter could have some consumers questioning the value of the USDA organic seal. But are a few bad eggs representative of an entire industry? 

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The Ways We Must Understand How Health Is Connected to Food, Exercise, Stress and the Rest

As evidenced by the 2016 primary and general elections, Americans—Democrats, Republicans, Greens, and Independents—want real change, radical change, not just “business as usual.” That’s why Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) nearly won the Democratic Party nomination in 2016 with his call for a “revolution,” including Medicare for all, reining in Wall Street, higher taxes on corporate profits, an end to wars in the Middle East, and free tuition for students at public colleges. Polls consistently indicated that had Sanders won the Democratic Party nomination, he could have defeated Trump by a significant margin.

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One of the World's Largest Pesticide Makers Could Be Bought by a Chinese Company: Here's What That Means

We all love to hate Monsanto. We also know that Monsanto isn’t the only poison-maker trying to pass itself off as a “farmer-friendly producer of food to feed the world.”

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'Organic Traitors' Team Up With Monsanto and Big Food Lobby to Keep Consumers in the Dark About GMOs

"You [Gary Hirshberg from Stonyfield Farm and Just Label It] and the other Organic Traitors (Organic Trade Association, UNFI, Whole Foods, Environmental Working Group, Organic Valley) need to issue a joint press statement denouncing the anti-consumer, anti-states’ rights Roberts/Stabenow bill and telling Congress to step back and let the Vermont law do its work, forcing companies, including your bosses at Danone, to label or reformulate their GMO and pesticide-tainted foods." — email from Ronnie Cummins to Gary Hirshberg and the organic elite, June 30, 2016

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Monsanto and Bayer May Merge, Creating a Company That Would Control Nearly a Third of the World's Seeds

The two multinationals that teamed up during the Vietnam War to poison millions of people with Agent Orange herbicide are looking to become one. 

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