The U.S. food supply and your health

Robyn O’Brien recently spoke at TED Austin and a video of her speech is below. I found the video to be fascinating and deeply disturbing. At Happy Dieter, we aren’t just interested in helping people lose weight. We are also trying to help others live healthier, happier lives. The more I read about hormones and man-made chemicals that are being introduced into our food supply, the more I want to try and adopt a strictly organic diet. The obvious barrier for people who want to eat organic is that it is SO crazy expensive to do so!

Like Robyn, I also have children who eat normal kid things like goldfish, flavored yogurt, and an occasional eggo waffle. I’ve been working hard to introduce less processed and healthier foods into their diets. Brown rice, kale chips, and salads are a few of my successes.. but there is still much to be done! I applaud Robyn for taking on the food industry and bringing light to the hidden dangers in our food supply. I’d like to support her efforts, and posting her video is the first step in increasing awareness about this really important issue. Take a look for yourself!

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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