What every pregnant woman needs to know about her diet

Robyn O'Brien, Author of The Unhealthy Truth, explains what every pregnant needs to know about her diet and why it is so important to avoid GMOs during pregnancy
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What every pregnant woman needs to know about her diet

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What is the Pregnancy Project? Well, it was born out of an idea that came after a study was released out of Canada that showed that despite the fact that the industry had claimed that these genetically-engineered proteins, specifically these insecticidal toxins that are engineered into corn were not supposed to survive the digestive process, a study out of Canada found that 93% of pregnant moms carried this insecticidal toxin in the blood that was going into their babies. And so the industry still could claim no evidence of harm, because those studies, those prenatal studies, had not yet been conducted. The Pregnancy Project is in place to help bring awareness to the fact that we do not have these long-term studies, and we need to know if these genetically-engineered proteins are surviving the digestive process.

Robyn O'Brien, Author of The Unhealthy Truth, explains what every pregnant needs to know about her diet and why it is so important to avoid GMOs during pregnancy

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Robyn O'Brien

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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