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.

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

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