Ronnie Cummins: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Accomplishments

SAT, APR 18, 2020 (38:48)

Over the past two decades, environmental activist Ronnie Cummins has served as director of US and international campaigns dealing with sustainable agriculture issues including food safety, genetic engineering, factory farming, and global warming. In this talk Cummins focuses on what individuals and small groups have done and continue to accomplish in these realms. Cummins also tells his own stories about co-founding the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and its Mexico affiliate Via Organica. He will also discuss the obstacles to building sustainable systems and how people have overcome them in creative and personal ways.

Cummins’ talk is part of the Blessed Unrest conference featuring speakers around the world offering a variety of practical solutions from nature.

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**** Ronnie Cummins is co-founder and International Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and its Mexico affiliate Via Organica.

Cummins has been active as a writer and activist since the 1960s, with extensive experience in public education, grassroots mobilization, and marketplace pressure campaigns. Over the past two decades he has served as director of US and international campaigns dealing with sustainable agriculture issues including food safety, genetic engineering, factory farming, and global warming. From 1992-98 Cummins served as a campaign director for the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, D.C. In 1998, Cummins co-founded the Organic Consumers Association, the largest network of organic consumers in the USA. In 2009 Cummins founded Via Organica, a network of organic consumers and farmers based in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Cummins is a frequent lecturer, both in the US and abroad as well as a regular contributor to online publications such as Organic Bytes, Common Dreams, Truthout, Huffington Post, and Nation of Change.

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