A former financial and food industry analyst, author, Fulbright grant recipient and mother, Robyn brings insight and detailed analysis to her research on the health of the American families and its food system. Following her career as an equity analyst, Robyn had four children and founded the AllergyKids Foundation, a nonprofit focused on restoring the health of the American children. On Mother’s Day 2009, Random House published her critically acclaimed book, “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick — And What We Can Do About It.” Robyn is an advocate for labeling new additives in our food supply — especially those, like GMOs, that weren’t in the foods that we ate as kids.
Articles by this contributor:
March 9, 2015
There are so many good people doing good things to help clean up our food supply. Some do it in a very public way, others work quietly with farmers, on legislation or for children with food allergies. For most of us, we are simply to try to do what we can, where we are, with… » Read more
January 18, 2015
The end of 2014 was a flurry of activity for the movement to label genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs) in our food. The ballot initiative to label GMOs in Oregon lost by just over 800 votes, and thousands of votes were thrown out. In D.C., a hearing was held to address a piece of legislation that calls… » Read more
November 24, 2014
It’s Thanksgiving week and as families across the nation come together, the soaring rates of allergies, diabetes, obesity and cancer continue to impact the lives of our families, making it even more of a challenge to get a Thanksgiving meal on the table. But with Thanksgiving being one of the most significant meals of the… » Read more