Organic gmo labeling advocate spills the beans: It’s all about market share

For some time I have been squawking about the frauds, charlatans and crackpots that are out in front on the Prop. 37 law in California.

One of my prime targets is the anti-vaccine Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Union. His group has ponied up over $600,000. In a recent “open letter” posted on the Common Dreams website, he gives up the real motivation behind this law. He begins by talking about organic sales only make up a measly 4.2% of the food pie. He wants that market share to grow. How?

The burning question for us all then becomes how – and how quickly – can we move healthy, organic products from a 4.2% market niche, to the dominant force in American food and farming?

The first step is to change our labeling laws. 

He then continues peddling his anti-science nonsense. Basically, since the organic industry can’t compete with conventional and gmo, get a law passed that will scare people into abandoning their brands and choosing organic.

“Restoring consumers’ right to know, banning the industry practice of marketing GMO-tainted foods as “natural,” and starting to drive genetically engineered foods off supermarket shelves will not solve all of the life and death issues that are currently staring us in the face…”

But, the advocates say, it’s just about the right to know. A simple label. Right? Apparently not, according to Cummins. The goal is to cripple farmers who make the choice to use gmo seeds.

This won’t really shut down Monsanto and other big multi-nationals. It will hurt the farmers who made the choice to use gmo seeds. And not all farmers who use gmo are big factory farms.

6 thoughts on “Organic gmo labeling advocate spills the beans: It’s all about market share”

    1. Of course.

      “Others remain pure. Allowing one-time therapeutic antibiotics is “a slippery slope,” says Ronnie Cummins, national director of the Organic Consumers Association, and would “undermine consumer confidence in organics. It’s the same position [I have] as on human vaccines. They are dangerous, and that’s why I didn’t vaccinate my kid.”

      1. Thanks. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a source for Cummings saying that. all google searches ultimately lead back to that one inthesetimes article which doesn’t provide a source for the quote. A bit thin, IMO. I’m not saying you’re wrong, just that the link isn’t a reliable citation.

        I did find one thing: New Plan to Help You Take Back Your Health Freedoms – Cummings’ organization joined with anti-vaccine and anti-fluoride groups.

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