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About Ronnie Cummins
Ronnie Cummins is co-founder and International Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and its international affiliates Via Organica (Mexico) and Regeneration International. OCA is a non-profit, U.S. based network of two million consumers, dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and regenerative system of food, farming, and land use. The OCA’s primary strategy is to work on national and global campaigns promoting health, justice, and climate stability 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 public education, grassroots mobilization, and marketplace pressure campaigns. Over the past three decades he has served as director of US and international campaigns dealing with agriculture issues including organic standards, food safety, genetic engineering, factory farming, and global warming. In 2009 Cummins co-founded Via Organica, a network of organic consumers and farmers based in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. In 2015 Cummins co-founded Regeneration International, a global network dedicated to mitigating and reversing climate change through regenerative food, farming and land use. 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, Mercola.com, Truthout, Alternet, Counterpunch, and Eco-Watch. Cummins is the author of a series of children’s books called Children of the World, as well as the book Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers (Marlowe & Company 2004). His latest book, Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal was published by Chelsea Green in February 2020. Cummins’ latest book (Chelsea Green April 2021) is The Truth About COVID-19, co-authored with Dr. Joseph Mercola.
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“An eloquent, charismatic, and knowledgeable [critique] of a corrupt system.”—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., from the foreword
“Dr. Mercola is a visionary, pioneer, and leader.”—Del Bigtree, host of The Highwire
Multiple New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins, founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association, team up to expose the truth—and end the madness—about COVID-19.
Through vigorous research, over 500 references to peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, official government statistics, and public health research findings from around the world, the authors lay bare the urgent need for a global awakening. It is time to come together, demand the truth, and take control of our health. The Truth About COVID-19 is your invitation to join Dr. Mercola and Cummins as they educate and organize for a healthy, equitable, democratic, and regenerative future.
*The Paperback Edition is Updated with a New Preface by Dr. Mercola*
"Phenomenal . . . required reading for this time in our lives."—Shawn Stevenson, host of The Model Health Show
“Dr. Merola has changed the way we think about health.”—Dave Asprey, New York Times bestselling author and host of Bulletproof Radio
“This is a book that should be in the hands of every activist working on food and farming and climate change.”—Vandana Shiva
A practical, shovel-ready plan for anyone wondering what they can do to help address the global climate crisis
Grassroots Rising is a passionate call to action for the global body politic, providing practical solutions for how to survive—and thrive—in catastrophic times. Author Ronnie Cummins, founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association, aims to educate and inspire citizens worldwide to organize and become active participants in preventing ecological collapse.
This book offers a blueprint for building and supercharging a grassroots Regeneration Movement based on:
- Consumer activism
- Farmer innovation
- Political change
- Regenerative finance
Cummins asserts that the solution lies right beneath our feet and at the end of our forks through the transformation of our broken food system. Using regenerative agriculture practices that restore our agricultural and grazing lands, we can sequester massive amounts of carbon in the soil. Coupled with an aggressive transition toward renewables, he argues that we have the power to not only mitigate and slow down climate change, but actually reverse global warming by strengthening our infrastructure.
Grassroots Rising shows that a properly organized and executed Regeneration Revolution can indeed offer realistic climate solutions while also meeting our everyday needs.
“This is a ‘good news’ instructional book for Regeneration, a plan of action for the United States and the world to transition to climate stability, peace, justice, health, prosperity, cooperation, and participatory democracy.”—Ronnie Cummins