Rick North


Rick started his career teaching high school social studies in Canton, Ohio, then worked 21 years for the American Cancer Society, the last five from 1993-1998 as the executive vice president of the Oregon chapter.

He served over seven years as founder and project director of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Campaign For Safe Food, confronting the risks of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). He co-founded and led a national coalition opposing recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST) in dairy products.

As a volunteer, he conceived and developed a faith-based program in 2001 to reduce global warming that was picked up by numerous denominations and congregations all over the country.

He “retired” in 2011 to address undue corporate influence on our elections, government and most aspects of our lives.

Rick is married with two mature children and an immature dog. He enjoys reading, hiking, biking, travel, the Blazers and the Ducks.

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Oct. 27, 2017The Major Fluoride Risk Study You Never Heard Of
Aug. 03, 2016 GMO Labeling Bill: What a Shame. What a Sham.
Jul. 12, 2016Congress Threatens GMO Labeling
Jul. 13, 2015Oregon Legislature: The Two Big Ones That Got Away
May. 28, 2015Free Traders to Food Consumers: Get Lost
May. 15, 2015Who Can You Trust on Fast Track and TPP?
Apr. 28, 2015Wyden and Blumenauer Push for Fast Track - What They're Saying (And What They're Not)
Mar. 26, 2015Will Oregon's Congressional Democrats Walk Their Environmental Talk?
Jan. 30, 2015Where is Ron Wyden on Fast Track and TPP?
Dec. 17, 2014Measure 92 Recap: Money, Media and Memories
Nov. 25, 2014Thanksgiving Thoughts on Measure 92
Oct. 23, 2014The No on 92 Campaign's $14 Million Grand Deception
Sep. 26, 2014Double-talk and Half-truths: The Fuzzy Math of the Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign
Aug. 26, 2014The Myth of GMO Labels Increasing Food Prices
Jul. 07, 2014Confused by the Oregonian's GMO Confusion
Jun. 18, 2014Biotech's Losing Game of Whack-A-Mole
Apr. 12, 2014Syngenta and Monsanto: Double Trouble for Jackson County
Mar. 25, 2014Creeping Corporatism - March Madness Edition
Jan. 28, 2014Fast Track to Corporate Rule
Dec. 20, 2013Seasons Greetings from NSA
Dec. 04, 2013From Canton, Ohio With Love and Poverty
Nov. 13, 2013The Trans-Pacific Partnership - "NAFTA on Steroids"
Oct. 23, 2013It’s Getting Hot Up North

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