The word “sustainability” is meaningless to consumers and the public. It’s overused, misused and it has been shamelessly co-opted by corporations for the purpose of greenwashing. Andre Leu and Ronnie Cummins propose a new term – a Regeneration Revolution. And it goes well beyond “sustainability.”
About Ronnie Cummins
Ronnie Cummins is co-founder and international director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and its Mexico affiliate, Vía Orgánica. 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 U.S. and international campaigns dealing with sustainable agriculture issues including food safety, genetic engineering, factory farming, and global warming. Cummins has published hundreds of articles in the alternative and mainstream press. He is also the author of "Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers,” and a series of children’s books called "Children of the World.”
Entries by Ronnie Cummins
A growing number of climate, food, environment, health and justice advocates are embracing and promoting a world-changing concept: regeneration.
“What we are talking about, is regenerating a new democracy, regenerating new economies, regenerating agriculture which is at the heart of the problem, but can be heart of solution,” says Dr. Vandana Shiva
The climate, energy, and political catastrophe we are facing is mind-boggling and frightening. Yet there is still time to save ourselves, to move beyond psychological denial, despair, or false optimism.
Welcome to Degeneration Nation. After decades of self-destructive business-as-usual—empire-building, waging wars for fossil fuels, selling out government to the highest bidder, lacing the environment and the global food supply with GMOs —we’ve reached a new low, physically and morally.
‘If governments won’t solve the climate, hunger, health, and democracy crises, then the people will.‘ – Dr.Vandana Shiva, speaking at the founding meeting of Regeneration International, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica, June 8, 2015.
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