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You may have heard it the other way around, but we’ve taken to referring to Erin Brockovich as the “Robyn O’Brien of environmental issues”.
For those of you who may not know Robyn by name, she is a tireless advocate for the safety and transparency of our food supply. Her efforts are instrumental in forcing Big Food to disclose their use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and she is taking on Monsanto – a huge multinational agrochemical conglomerate – to curtail the use of their RoundUp glyphosate, deemed a carcinogen in Europe but used indiscriminately in the US.
Robyn is the author of “The Unhealthy Truth”, which correlates the manipulation of our food with the increase in the incidence of food allergies and cancers. She is also the founder of the Allergy Kids Foundation, which focuses on protecting American children from the dangers of additives to and genetic modification of food.
Robyn’s site features a wealth of articles and podcasts, many of which examine food allergy from the perspective of the food supply and what’s been done to it. If you ever question the why of food allergies, her site should be your first stop.
You can find Robyn’s blog and insight at robynobrien.com.