Remembering “Mighty” Joe Cummins, Educator and Environmentalist

Joe Cummins

Global Justice Ecology Project remembers Joe Cummins, who passed away on Jan. 8. Cummins, a genetics professor at Western University, was an ally in the battle against genetically engineered trees.  He was 82. reports:

In his many David and Goliath-style battles against bigger and more powerful opponents, Joe Cummins used science as his slingshot.

The London environmentalist waged countless high-profile battles over the decades, taking aim at everything from genetically modified crops and water fluoridation to chemical contamination of lakes and rivers.

A longtime genetics professor at Western University, Cummins rose to public prominence in London during the 1980s, sounding the alarm on contamination at Pottersburg Creek, Ontario’s largest PCB dump site.