Waylon with Robyn O’Brien on curing our children with food.
Allergies, cancer and obesity have all gone through the roof in the last 20 years—Here’s five things we can do about it:
Five things we all can do to stop allergies, obesity and cancer:
1. Read labels. Less fake food, no more artificial dyes (they are linked to hyperactivity), more fresh food, no GMOs or GEs.
2. Start small. Try to grow something, support school gardens and farm to table.
3. Speak up. Members of congress are surprisingly open about this stuff because they have children too. Write a letter, get on social media. Social media has changed the game.
4. “Share this information as a gift.” When you share this information like a gift, people are more open to accepting it. Share the information in a non-aggressive way.
5. Push for labeling initiatives. It creates noise. It creates an opportunity to educate. Markets will shift faster when their customers make noise.
The FDA isn’t testing GMOs on Animals—they’re Testing them on Us.
“Food is so intimate for all of us. To be able to help protect the health of someone you love, is one of the most important things you can do.” ~ Robyn O’Brien
“Let’s shift the market first, and policy will follow the money.” ~ Robyn O’Brien
“Protect the health of the people you love.” ~ Robyn O’Brien
“If these companies can see this more as an opportunity than a threat, it changes the game. Once that shift happens in capitol, policy will follow the money.” ~ Robyn O’Brien
“If they support their science, then they should label it.” ~ Robyn O’Brien
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Info from Robyn O’Brien’s site:
Robyn O’Brien is a former financial analyst who changed the conversation around food when she asked the question: “Are we allergic to food or what’s been done to it?” She has conducted extensive research on the financial impact our food system is having on our economy and families. She has led a food awakening among consumers, corporations and politicians. Food companies responding to Robyn’s work include Nestle, Target, Chipotle, Stonyfield, Annie’s and others.
Robyn has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by Bloomberg and the New York Times, “an inspiring woman to follow on Twitter” by Forbes Woman and “visionary” by the Discover Channel. Ted Turner, Jamie Oliver, and food industry leaders have recognized her work.
She is the founder of the AllergyKids Foundation whose mission is to make clean and safe food affordable to all Americans, as well as Moms Voices, a campaign to protect the health of children. She is the author of “The Unhealthy Truth” and a married, mother of four.
“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
“I admire your activism on behalf of children. Best of luck spreading your important message.” ~ Ted Turner
“Robyn’s compelling analysis of the corruption of our food supply is a startling revelation of the flaws in our system. While Robyn’s story reveals our failure to protect two of our country’s most valuable assets, our children and our environment, her guiding message of courage, tenacity and hope is a beacon of light in our toxic world.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Robyn on elephant journal:
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