Robyn O’Brien: Food's “Erin Brockovich”
A former financial and food industry analyst, Robyn O’Brien has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times and Bloomberg. She triggered an allergic reaction in the food industry when she asked: “Are we allergic to food or what’s been done to it?”
The early years of her work, as documented in the bestseller The Unhealthy Truth, is the stuff movies are made of. In the last ten years, she has helped to lead a food awakening among consumers, corporations and politicians. Food companies responding to Robyn’s work include General Mills, Kraft, Coca Cola, Burger King, Chipotle, Nestle, Target and others. She sheds light on how the changing landscape of food and health are impacting our families and our economy, with the mind of a financial analyst and the heart of a mother.
“In the absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to defend ourselves, our families and our health, which is the greatest gift we have. Robyn O’Brien’s courageous pursuit is an example of how we can all do our parts to protect the health of our families.” —Erin Brockovich