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Robyn Obrien

Is the Grocery Manufacturers Association a Relic?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.14.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage, and consumer-product companies, but is it a relic of the 20th century?

The Food Industry's Choice

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The food industry has a choice to make: stand with the chemical companies or stand with its consumers.

Jamie Oliver Speaks With People Around the Globe on Food Revolution Day (VIDEO)

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide. To address it, Jamie Oliver launched the first-ever, global Food Revolution Day which took place in 620 cities around the globe.

Eco Etiquette: Is Genetically Modified Food Linked To Kids' Food Allergies?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

The federal government has no problem slapping graphic warning labels on a pack of cigarettes; yet when it comes to something that affects all of us -- the food we eat every day -- we're left playing Russian roulette.

The Power of Moms

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

If you threaten their babies, a mom turns into one hell of a defense mechanism. And today, the babies are threatened. Our very own CDC has said our babies won't enjoy a life as long as the ones we will enjoy.

Health Care Begins With a Grocery Cart

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Safe food is a social justice issue that our taxpayer dollars could be used to support. Perhaps it's time to invite the USDA into the health care debate.

Cloudy With a Chance of Allergies or Autism?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

There are 26,000 food poisoning cases per 100,000 Americans, every year (an eye-popping 26% of the population). Compare that to only 3,400 cases in the UK, or 1,200 in France.

Is It Time For The "Mommy Lobby" Or A "Time Out" For Lobbyists?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, in 2009, the Agribusiness Industry has spent a total of 1,071 lobbyists who have spent $69,077,420 on lobbying efforts in 2009 to date.

Are We Playing Russian Roulette With Our Children?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Today, health care spending represents 17% of our GDP, but perhaps it is time that we view our children as more than just a sales channel for Big Pharma's money making medicine.

Kids Safe Chemical Act: The Chemical Industry Takes on the Mommy Lobby

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn O'Brien

The Kid-Safe Chemicals Act would require manufacturers to first prove a chemical is actually safe before it's allowed into a consumer product.