For almost 30 years, OCA and our predecessor organization, the Pure Food Campaign, have been educating consumers and farmers about the hazards of genetically engineered (GE) foods and crops, calling special attention to the fact that these “Frankenfoods” and crops are always accompanied by and contaminated with toxic pesticides and chemicals (such as Bayer/Monsanto’s Roundup/Glyphosate, and Syngenta/ChemChina’s neonicotinoids).
GMO foods and their companion pesticides and chemicals destroy the environment, pollute the water and air, kill bees and other pollinators, and poison our bodies, metastasizing the diet- and environmentally-related chronic diseases and damaged immune systems that now plague the majority of the population, including our children. The nation’s chronic disease epidemic, which afflicted 12% of Americans in 1984, before GMOs and highly processed foods dominated our diets, has now risen sharply to degrade the health of approximately 60% of the population. This chronic disease epidemic sets up 145 million Americans to become victims of cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and, as witnessed recently, genetically engineered viruses such as SARS-CoV-2.
“Regenerative agriculture provides answers to the soil crisis, the food crisis, the climate crisis and the crisis of democracy.” - Vandana Shiva, Regeneration International Co-Founder.
In September 2014, at the massive Climate March in New York City, a small but determined band of organic food, farm, natural health, and climate activists marched in the streets and held a press conference at the Rodale Institute in Manhattan, where we announced the formation of a new global network: Regeneration International (RI).
The ambitious goal of Regeneration International is to “change the global conversation” on food, farming, and climate. Our strategy is to inspire and mobilize the global grassroots with the revolutionary message that the climate crisis can be solved, in fact, that global warming and its collateral damage to public health, the environment, biodiversity, and economic livelihoods, can actually be reversed through a global scaling up of organic and regenerative best practices in combination with a transition to renewable energy.
There is little doubt that the Covid vaccine issue is dividing the nation. The people are tired of Covid restrictions, and the Biden administration paints the Covid vaccine as a kind of savior - the "only way back to normalcy."
Often the Covid vaccine decision is framed as a Right versus Left issue. Those on the political right say it is an issue of freedom and bodily autonomy. Those on the political left say it is a question of protecting the vulnerable and necessary for the greater good.
But the Covid vaccine question is more complex than the media or the Biden administration would like to acknowledge. At its core, the vaccine decision is a civil rights issue.
Since the onset of the international health and political crisis precipitated by COVID-19, I’ve been obsessively reading articles, scientific papers, and books on the pandemic and watching videos and podcasts. I’ve been discussing and exchanging emails with my closest and most well-informed activist and scientific counterparts across the globe, on a daily basis, especially focusing on the now obvious lab origins and genetic engineering of SARS CoV-2 and the Establishment cover up and censorship that is now unraveling. I’ve written and selected for publication in this newsletter numerous articles and videos, and co-authored a best-selling book with Dr. Joseph Mercola, The Truth About COVID-19 on the origins, nature, virulence, prevention, and treatment of COVID-19.
In preparation for our upcoming campaign to defund and ban the Mad Science of weaponizing viruses, bacteria, and insects, euphemistically called Gain-of-Function research, that gave rise to COVID-19, I’ve doubled-down on my research. This week I just read and then reread an important book on the origins of the pandemic, written by an Australian investigative reporter Sharri Markson, entitled What Really Happened at Wuhan: The Cover Ups, the Conspiracies, and the Classified Research.
Organic Consumers Association Director Ronnie Cummins, Dr. Joseph Mercola, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Chelsea Green Publishing have filed a federal lawsuit against Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) for violating the plaintiffs’ constitutionally-guaranteed free speech, specifically by sending out a letter, reprinted widely in the mass media, demanding that Amazon (and by implication others) stop selling Cummins and Mercola’s best-selling book, The Truth About COVID-19.
Ironically, Senator Warren, a former law professor, in her unsuccessful attempt to gain the Democratic Party nomination for President in 2020, and throughout her political career, has tried to paint herself as an expert on Constitutional law and a progressive champion of free speech, science-based policy, and individual choice.
Industrial agriculture, with its factory farms, GMO monculture crops and toxic chemicals, is one of the leading causes of global warming. You can help cool the planet by choosing organic foods, grown using sustainable, regenerative farming practices.