Guest Blogger

Robyn O'Brien

Robyn O'Brien

According to the New York Times, Robyn O’Brien is "food’s Erin Brockovich". As the founder of AllergyKids, an organization designed to protect the 1 in 3 American children with autism, allergies, ADHD and asthma, Robyn has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and CNN highlighting the role that chemicals in our food supply are having on our health. Born and raised in a conservative Texas family on supply side economics, Ding Dongs and Doritos, Robyn earned a Fulbright Fellowsip, an MBA on a full scholarship and served as an equity analyst on a multibillion dollar fund prior to moving to Boulder, Colorado with her husband and four children. Robyn is the author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About it (Random House, May 2009). Additional articles by Robyn can be found on her blog, FOOD POLITICS, at


Blog Posts by Robyn O'Brien

  • Canaries in the Coalmine

    Canaries in the Coalmine

    In 1996, the United States adopted widespread use of genetically modified crops due to growing public concern over the health risks associated with the industrial spraying of insecticidal and pesiticidal toxins.

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  • When Courage and Conscience Collide

    When Courage and Conscience Collide

    I was raised on capitalism and the Wall Street Journal. And I trusted that the political values that my family had instilled in me would serve me well. I believed in the system. And then one of my children got sick with a blood condition that no one could pronounce and a pediatric mandate requiring […]

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  • Since when did it get so hard to be a mom?

    Since when did it get so hard to be a mom?

    Since when did it get so hard to be a mom? Ten years ago, we didn’t worry about sending a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into school with our children; we didn’t medicate our eight year olds to get them through the school day; and the movie, Rain Man, was all we knew of autism.

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