Robyn O’Brien at TEDxAustin 2011

Robyn O'Brien at TEDxAustin 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…
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  1. Willy Whitten says:

    The Government/Industry revolving door is too well documented to ignore.
    Monsanto funds the studies and gets the results that they pay handsomely
    for. Their lobbiests actually write the legislation and pass it on to
    government committees to pass into regulations. Gorvernment officials who
    retire from their seats in government are then given top positions in the
    corporations they promoted and made laws in favor of. This is not theory it
    is documented fact.

  2. AnnoyedDragon says:

    I have a hard time respecting GMO advocates given they disrespect everyone
    else by ridiculing and denying the right to choose.

    GMO supporters oppose labelling because they’re afraid people will see the
    label as a warning and avoid the product. However without labelling you
    cannot choose whether to put this stuff in your body or not. So if we
    discover a couple of decades down the line the current generation of GMO
    products are not safe, tough, because you were denied the right to make
    that choice.

    You cannot respect that.

  3. GCNavigator says:

    Under the USDA and FDA, the US food supply has evolved into a weapon of
    mass destruction.

  4. WikiIntelNews says:

    Another solution to disempower those corporations that are causing harm to
    humanity and change the overall system is to categorize any “practice” that
    causes “Harm” to humanity as “Criminal.”

    By listing and publishing all the Criminal Practices from Corporations and
    Federal Institutions in the public domain, people can identify that which
    is Criminal and (make a Choice) not to financially support these Criminal
    Practices, by refusing to purchase these Criminal products and services. By
    refusing to participate in purchasing products and services that cause
    Harm, or voicing new legislation, this will send a strong message and force
    corporate and federal leaders to shift to a higher standard to meet the
    demands of ” We the People.” Yes, one person can make a difference, also
    know that there is strength in numbers.

    Criminal Practice Products and Services

    What would you add to this List? 

  5. traitorsbeware says:

    Worth the time to watch!

  6. Sheryl Schowengerdt says:

    If GMO foods are safe to consume, why is there such resistance to labeling
    – particularly by Monsanto shareholders? And why have some in the food
    industry chosen to fight the consumer’s right-to-know what is in the food
    they purchase? We’re poisoning the planet with chemicals that work their
    way to the ocean.

    Rather than take the attitude that I’ll use a product until it’s proven
    harmful – at a point that most likely would be too late for a positive
    outcome – I’ll use a product when you can prove that it’s safe for humans,
    other members of the animal kingdom, and for the planet. Trolls are indeed
    out there and I see many of their comments below.

    On a final note, Deet is looking less bad now that there’s a genetically
    modified mosquito. Guess each person decides which is the lesser of two

  7. Carolyn McDaniel says:

    Hello friends, Yes this video was created in 2011 however, it contains such
    relevant and IMPORTANT information for the United States and the world,
    about our FOOD that I couldn’t pass it up without sharing. EVERYONE who
    eats FOOD needs watch this video.
    Your food contains MORE than you think it does. You especially watch this
    video if you are a parent. Robyn DOES bring up a good point and that is
    that our “food these days is NOT the same food that it was 30 years ago.
    The U.S. Dept of Agriculture has engineered and been adding proteins etc.
    into our food supply since 1996. The incidence of cancers have increased
    due to our food. HINT: It’s NOT only genetic. 1 out of 2 American Men and 1
    out of 3 American Women are expected to get Cancer in their lifetime. 1 out
    of 8 women has Breast cancer and only 1 in 10 of those Breast cancers are
    genetic. Which means 9 out of 10 of them are ENVIRONMENTALLY triggered”.

  8. Jason Welsh says:

    Where did she get her rates on cancer by country from? She says the
    American Cancer Society. Everything I see online places us 6th or 7th in
    Cancer with Denmark being number one per 100,000 people. Even back in 2011.

  9. Upd Late says:

    “Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies”

    It seems that parents hyperventilating about peanut allergies and thereby
    removing peanuts from the lives of their children, including their houses
    and schools, so that their immune systems never develop from an early age
    to handle peanut allergens, may in fact be leading to the increased rate of
    peanut allergies.

    Robyn O’Brien.. Oops. It turns out, jumping to conclusions and forming
    correlations isn’t the best way to handle scientific research. GMOs came
    to market at the same time, so lets forget everything else that was
    happening in the world at the time and blame peanut allergies on GMOs. No
    proof of causation necessary!


  10. Don Chisholm says:

    Probably the best treatise on GMO is Geoffrey Smiths “GeneticRoulette”. It
    doesn’t matter what the trolls or skeptitards say here. It’s just common
    sense, we evolved over eons fine tuned to what nature’s provided for us for
    sustenance. To alter our food for no other reason than for the profit of
    the few in itself is criminal enough. But ignore or subvert the findings of
    proper research if indeed it was properly researched is outright evil.
    Genetic engineering is rickety science to begin with. All they’re doing is
    firing genes shotgun style at an organism hoping that upon billions being
    blasted at the host will take. In playing God to enhance their margins,
    they’re only invoking “Mammon” the god of greed. In effect sacrificing
    humanity upon his alter. Psychopathy of the few upon the rest, out of tune
    with the Creation.

  11. slum erican says:

    Its pretty fucked up how monsanto and the other big companies run all the
    laws and shit that decides our fate….. they work for them then get jobs
    workin in the same field makin laws that helped the company make more
    profitable. .. sounds like detroit all over look what happened when thet
    moved those jobs to china

  12. Sabrina Groenig says:

    Check out this video on YouTube: here’s some food for thought. 

  13. rexmo gill says:

    With the enron, GM, Toyota etc corporate fiascos does anyone really trust
    corporations to have an interest in food safety? Only a fool would think
    corporations care. It’s cheaper to pay a lawsuit than do the right thing. 

  14. Sharon Louks says:

    If you eat, if you feed loved ones, you must see this. #food 

  15. IWS Atlanta says:

    What is in your food?

  16. Lamourlady says:

    Wow!!!! Talk about something that goes to my very core in being pissed
    off, angry and just flat out gobsmacked. 

  17. Angela Peralta says:

    OMG so many ignoramus people. If the rest of the world banned it that
    should tell you something, period! I never gave my kids anything but
    organic milk and milk from cows not treated with hormones no matter how
    expensive it may be. This is very important it makes sense to me. 

  18. Laurie McNeil says:

    You have to see this. As teachers we have seen a lot of changes in the
    children we teach. Is this part of the answer?

  19. John Steiner says:

    WOW – and we knew? Read “the China Study” & “the Omnivore’s Dilemma”, also
    enlightening. Is Monsanto and evil company?

  20. john77985 says:

    Unlike what the speaker is saying, food allergy in European children have
    doubled in the last 10 years even without genetically modified food. Peanut
    allergy has gone up significantly in the U.S. (from 1999 to 2007) even
    before any genetically modified food was in circulation. In fact some of
    the GM research is done to reduce the allergic reaction from peanuts. A
    detailed study by EU concluded that genetic modification is no more risky
    than the standard plant breeding procedures (
    ). There are probably other reasons for increased allergy response – lack
    of bacteria in the body, vaccinations, lack of vitamin-D, etc. Even with
    the reduced use of GM food, cancer rate is higher in Europe than in the
    U.S. (Denmark, France), which she failed to mention. Cancer may have more
    to do with stress , life style, etc. rather than GM (ironically lowest
    rates are in Namibia, Sudan, Botswana, etc. – some countries with shortest
    life expectancy and small per capita income).

  21. Michele Brasfield says:

    A Must Watch: – GMO’s &

  22. Tim Nolan says:

    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.

  23. kmcmanus says:

    “The U.S. has the highest rates of caner in the World.” Why? Because of
    sheer volume. The U.S. is third most populated country in the world
    (behind China and India). 

  24. chris gilkey says:

    Watch this!! It is about our greed for money is causing food related
    allergies and linked to cancer!! 

  25. 100pcRenewables says:

    As far as food allergies are concerned what I think would be revealing is a
    comparison between the US, other developed countries with different food
    laws – but where stuff is still done to food and the diet involves
    processed food – and poorer countries where people tend to eat a more
    wholesome diet. Australia might not have done all the things the US has
    done to their food but food allergies seem to be on the rise here. I rarely
    heard of dangerous food allergies when I was a child but now so many
    children seem to have these allergies.

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