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Ronnie Cummins · International Director

Ronnie Cummins

Ronnie Cummins is co-founder and International Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and its Mexico affiliate Via Organica.

(OCA) is a non-profit, U.S. based network of two million 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 public education, grassroots mobilization, and marketplace pressure campaigns. Over the past two decades he has served as director of US and international campaigns dealing with sustainable agriculture issues including food safety, genetic engineering, factory farming, and global warming. From 1992-98 Cummins served as a campaign director for the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, D.C. In 1998, Cummins co-founded the Organic Consumers Association, the largest network of organic consumers in the USA. In 2009 Cummins founded Via Organica, a network of organic consumers and farmers based in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. 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, Huffington Post, and Nation of Change. 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," and also "Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers" (Second Revised Edition Marlowe & Company 2004). Cummins lives with his wife and 17 year-old son in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


• Ginna Acosta · Social Media/Video
• Rosana Álvarez · Vía Orgánica Director
• Alexis Baden-Mayer · Political Director
• Azucena Cabrera · Farm School Director
• Ronnie Cummins · International Director
• Mariana Escalante · Social Media, Via Orgánica
• Humberto Fossi · Manager, Via Orgánica
• Dr. Juan Frias · Research/Scientist
• Scott Funkhouser · Web Design and Tech
• Oliver Gardiner · Video/Outreach
• Deb Johansen · Accountant
• Becca Kehoe · Social Media Graphics & Messaging
• Pat Kerrigan · Retail and Organic Standards Coordinator
• Fintan Lethert · Social Media
• André Leu · Regeneration International Director
• Judy Linman · Outreach Coordinator
• Dr. Mercedes Lopez · Vía Orgánica Mexico Networking Coordinator
• Kaare Melby · Field Organizer Director
• Pam Melby · Website, Database Management
• Stefan Meyer · AgroEcology Center
• Precious Phiri · Regeneration International, Africa Director
• Paco Oviedo · Tech, Translations/Video
• Ercilia Sahores · Regeneration International (RI), Latin America Political Director
• Meritxell Solé Estiu · RI Network
• Steve Urow · Systems Programmer
• Liz Welch · Social Media Graphics & Messaging
• Rose Welch · General Manager