Health — May 28, 2011
Robyn O’Brien sheds light on the food industry
An author, researcher and mother of four, Robyn O’Brien has leveraged her experience as a food industry analyst to uncovering how one of life’s most basic activities – feeding our families – has become a risk to our health. Her efforts have been praised by Ted Turner, Dr. Oz, Erin Brockovich and seen in the New York Times, on CNN, the Today Show and other media. Robyn works to bring attention to the fact that safe and unpolluted food is a human right that all deserve, regardless of age or income.
In the years that she has been a speaker and a nationally recognized author, she has founded the Allergy Kids Foundation and delivered inspiring messages to thousands of people around the country, from entrepreneurs to members of Congress to corporate professionals to mothers’ groups, schools and universities. Her meticulously detailed research sheds light on policy, the American food system and its financially-driven incentive structure that has allowed additives into the U.S. food supply that have either been banned or labeled from foods in other developed countries, especially the food served to children.
“In the absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to defend ourselves, our families and our health, which is the greatest gift we have. Robyn O’Brien’s courageous pursuit of THE UNHEALTHY TRUTH is an example of how we can all do our parts to protect the health of our families.” —Erin Brockovich
“Robyn O’Brien inspires us in THE UNHEALTHY TRUTH with the information that she has learned about our food supply and offers practical and affordable steps to take to protect the health of our families.” -Dr. Oz
Robyn O’Brien at Red Rocks: http://www.denverpost.com/lifestyles/ci_21691103/robyn-obrien-talks-food-allergies-chemicals-cancer-and
This book is both the story of how one brave woman chose to take on the system and a call to action that shows how each of us can do our part and keep our own families safe. O’Brien turns to accredited research conducted in Europe that confirms the toxicity of America’s food supply, and traces the relationship between Big Food and Big Money that has ensured that the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world to allow hidden toxins in our food--toxins that can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, ADHD, cancer, and asthma among our children.