Member of the Advisory Council
Ronnie Cummins is co-founder and International Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and its Mexico affiliate Via Organica. Cummins is also a co-founder and member of the Steering Committee of Regeneration International.
The Organic Consumers Association 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 agriculture and commerce. The OCA’s primary strategy is to work on national and global campaigns promoting health, justice, and regeneration 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 issues including food safety, genetic engineering, factory farming, and global warming. In 2015 Cummins co-founded with 60 other global scientists, farmers, and activists, Regeneration International, a 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, Truthout, Alternet, and Eco-Watch. Cummins has published hundreds of articles in the alternative and mainstream press. He is also 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. Cummins lives with his wife and 19-year-old son in Minnesota and in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.