Chicago Indymedia :
Chicago Indymedia

News :: [none]

Globalization of Food: Talk by Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers' Association

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 26 January 2001, 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:

Wed, Jan 24th:
Organic Consumers' Association discussion at Campagnola Restaurant, 815 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, 1:30pm - Ronnie Cummins will present a talk centering on the rapidly expanding controversy over genetic engineering and chemical-intensive factory farming. A panel of local and regional farmers, organizations, and other experts will discuss points presented in Mr. Cummins's talk, providing an opportunity for creating an ongoing dialogue in the Chicago area. Jim Slama of Sustain in Chicago will moderate the discussion. 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.

Talk at Barbara's Books, 1110 Lake Street, Oak Park, 7:30 pm

Thurs, Jan 25th:
Benefit for the OCA at Campagnola Restaurant, time TBA

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.



Account Login

Media Centers


This site made manifest by dadaIMC software