What Happened to Our Food? – TEDxAustin Talk by Robyn O’Brien

This TED talk is presented by a mother who did not think about the food she was eating and serving to her family until her child had a dangerous allergic reaction to a ‘typical’ breakfast. It is a very scary example of how broken the food system is in the US and what it is doing to the health, well-being and economic capacity of Americans. This provides another strong warning against the dangers of genetically modifying our produce and processing our food.

Sourced @ TEDx Austin 2011

Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a “Real Food” evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a “typical” breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.

Robyn authored “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It.” A former Wall Street food industry analyst, Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded allergykidsfoundation.org and was named by Forbes as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter.” The New York Times has passionately described her as “Food’s Erin Brockovich.”

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