How I became a food crusader

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How I became a food crusader

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How did I get involved with all the GMO stuff? It was really reluctantly. I'm an unlikely person to be doing this, I came out of the finance world, my background was as an analyst, and one of the industries I had to cover was the food industry. When I traded that briefcase for a diaper bag and had these four small children, it was when one of our children had an allergic reaction to food that suddenly I'm looking at the food supply and realizing so much has changed. Here I was feeding my kids the same things that I had grown up eating, not realizing that the ingredients had changed so dramatically, and with that awakening, really is what it was, I realized that I wasn't the only one that was in a position like this. As countries around the world had this very vibrant dialogue around the changes in the food supply, these mothers in other countries were being informed of these very dramatic changes. We hadn't been given that same liberty, and that same choice here in the United States. It was then that I realized that it was going to be together, all of us really raising our voices in this dialogue, that we could start to create that change here.

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Author, The Unhealthy Truth

Robyn O'Brien is recognized by Teri Hatcher, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Bell and moms around the world.  She has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times and has been named by SHAPE Magazine as a “Women To Shape the World”, by Forbes Woman as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter,” and by The Discovery Channel as one of its 15 Top Visionaries. She is a former food industry analyst, author, mother of four and the founder of AllergyKids Foundation. Robyn graduated as the top woman in her class from business school before working as a financial analyst that covered the food industry. She is regarded as an expert on children’s health policy.  She has appeared on CNN, The Dr Oz show, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC's Kudlow Report, Fox News and the Ricki Lake Show and has appeared in several documentary films, including Food Patriots, Unacceptable Levels, Genetic Roulette.  

Robyn’s work has been recognized by individuals such as Yoko Ono, Robert Kennedy Jr., Ted Turner and Prince Charles. She is the founder of the visionary organization allergykidsfoundation.org which is focused on restoring the integrity of the food supply and the health of children, the author of The Unhealthy Truth (Random House 2010) and her work is seen in Food, Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner’s 2012 video, Labels Matter, and in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

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