There’s a good reason why we refer to Erin Brockovich as “The Robyn O’Brien of Environmental Issues”.
Ms O’Brien – author, TED speaker, founder of AllergyKids Foundation, and leading advocate for clean, safe, affordable food – hits yet another ball out of the park with her editorial on the recent LEAP (Learning Early about Peanut Allergy) Study. In it, she excoriates the media, study’s authors, and quoted physicians for a lack of disclosure regarding the funding and selection of subjects for the study.
Here’s a sample from the article:
That’s like conducting a diabetes study on sugar and throwing out the diabetics before you start. It skews the results to suggest a false positive when if the food had been given to the entire population, without pre-screening, the results would have been entirely different.
This article is a must-read for all parents of children with food allergies, especially those left bewildered by yet another shift in the advice provided to parents with infants regarding how best to avoid peanut allergy.
You can access the article, entitled “Science for Sale: The Funding Behind the Latest Study on Peanut Allergy” by clicking here.
Also, be sure to see her TED presentation by clicking here.