May 1, 2011

Robyn O'Brien Video: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick

A friend sent me a link to this video of Robyn O'Brien speaking at TEDxAustin and I think it's worth sharing. O'Brien is the author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It and The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother's Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America's Food Supply — and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself.

O'Brien is a former food industry analyst who used her analytical skills to research our food system after one of her children had a severe allergic reaction.

Her research revealed that some chemicals were allowed into U.S. foods that are not allowed in most other countries. In most developed countries, chemicals and substances are not allowed into foods until they are proven safe. In the U.S., these ingredients are allowed into our food until they are proven unsafe. Anybody feeling like a guinea pig?

Check out, which she founded, for more info.

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