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FRIDAY: Green Living versus Corporate Control: The Globalization of Food

This Friday! Ronnie Cummins, national director of the Organic Consumers Association ( and the editor of BioDemocracy News, will speak about globalization and food.

Loyola University Chicago, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Damen Hall Room 966, Friday 26 January 2001, 6pm
Green Living versus Corporate Control: The Globalization of Food
Presentation by Ronnie Cummins
Sponsored by the Sociology & Anthropology Department of Loyola University Chicago

Friday, January 26th, 6pm
Loyola University Chicago
6525 North Sheridan Road
Damen Hall Room 966
Public Transit: "Loyola" stop on the red line el

Ronnie Cummins is the national director of the Organic Consumers Association ( and the editor of BioDemocracy News, a free, monthly on-line newsletter devoted to genetic engineering, factory farming, and organics. He's going to be in town to promote his new book: Genetically Engineered Food - A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers, co-authored with Ben Lilliston. In his talk at Loyola, Mr. Cummins will speak about how globalization affects the food we eat, and what we can do about it.

Other events on Mr. Cummins's Chicagoland itinerary include:

Tuesday, January 23rd
6:30 pm: Get together with Organic Consumers Association members for dinner at the Chicago Diner, 3411 North Halsted, Chicago, (773) 935-6696. Please call Christine Phillips for details - (773) 784-3698.

Wednesday, January 24th:
1:30pm: Organic Consumers' Association discussion at Campagnola Restaurant, 815 Chicago Avenue, Evanston - Ronnie Cummins will present a talk on Food Agenda 2000-2010: Driving Genetically Engineered Foods off the Market, Phasing out the Most Dangerous Practices of Factory Farming, and Converting American Agriculture to Organic. A panel of local and regional farmers, organization representatives, and other experts will discuss points presented in Mr. Cummins's talk, providing an opportunity for creating an ongoing dialogue in the Chicago area. This event is open to the public, and questions and participation from the audience are highly encouraged.

A noon lunch will precede the talk. Suggested donation for attending is $20. Please RSVP for the lunch to Mark Malbone or Chef Michael Altenberg at Campagnola - (847) 475-6100.

7:30 pm: Talk at Barbara's Books, 1110 Lake Street, Oak Park - The Chicago Diner has generously provided luscious vegan dessert treats for this event, made with organic ingredients wherever possible.

Thursday, January 25th:
9am: Field Trip to the Museum of Science and Industry's "the Farm" exhibit, with Ronnie Cummins, Karen Hudson, Jane Alexander, and others in the area concerned about what this exhibit is, who funds it, and how it portrays "agribusiness" and the "family" farm. Thursday is a FREE DAY at the museum, so please do join us for this excursion into the exhibit that sparked a large protest by Chicago OCA'ers and many other groups in the area, who turned out in below zero weather to greet and protest the exhibit at an event hosted by the Illinois Farm Bureau. Please call Jane Alexander at (773) 338-7182 for more details.

7:30pm: OCA Benefit Dinner at Campagnola Restaurant, please call Maitre d' Mark Malbone for more information on this multi-course event - (847) 475-6100.

For information about the Loyola University Chicago event, please e-mail Tamara Smith at tsmith6 (at) or leave a message at (773) 262-5232. For information about Ronnie Cummins's other Chicago appearances, please contact Christie Phillips at BluPiaf (at) or (773) 784-3698.



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