Together we can change the system and create a healthier world
(NaturalPath) I’m sure you’ve heard in the news recently that glyphosate, the chemical in Monsanto’s herbicide RoundUp has been found in fruits, vegetables, fast food, processed food, and even in wine. This chemical is so ubiquitous in conventionally produced food that it is nearly impossible to avoid. But there is something you can do as explained by Ronnie Cummins – eat organic.
Ronnie Cummins is founder and Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a non-profit, U.S. based network of 850,000 consumers, dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. The OCA’s primary strategy is to work on national and global campaigns promoting health, justice, and sustainability that integrate public education, marketplace pressure, media work, litigation, and grassroots lobbying.
Cummins has been active as a writer and activist since the 1960s, with extensive experience in human rights, anti-war, anti-nuclear, labor, consumer, environmental, and sustainable agriculture campaigns. Over the past decades he has served as director of US and international efforts such as the Pure Food Campaign, and the Global Days of Action Against GMOs. From 1992-98 Cummins served as a campaign director for the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, D.C. In 1998, Cummins organized the SOS (Save Organic Standards) Campaign, spearheading the largest consumer grassroots backlash against the US Department of Agriculture in recent history. He is also a frequent lecturer, both in the US and abroad. Cummins has published numerous articles and authored a series of children’s books called Children of the World. Cummins’ most recent book is Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers.
At the Natural Cancer Prevention Summit, Cummins speaks about how chemicals used in GMO crops and factory-farmed foods contribute to diseases like cancer. In addition to the harmful health effects of currents agricultural practices, there are also significant negative environmental impacts that consumers should be aware of. His work with the Organic Consumers Association and other organizations bring awareness to these issues and empower consumers to take action:
“Once consumers can reassert control in the marketplace, I really think we’re going to see a situation like the European Union where genetically engineered foods and crops will become this rare item that is totally marginal in the marketplace that is doing very little in terms of genetically polluting the countryside.”
Learn this and much more from Ronnie Cummins at the Natural Cancer Prevention Summit on Monday, May 16th.
Register today for free at thecancersummit.com