In this episode of the Be Well podcast, we’re joined by Robyn O’Brien, who’s known as “food’s Erin Brockovich” for hertireless work uncovering the truth about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in our food industry. It all started when her child developed a food allergy —and she started to realize that the rise of food allergies was directly tied to the rise of GMOs.
Author of “The Unhealthy Truth,” O’Brien has helped lead an awakening about the American food industry and the prevalence of GMOs. This change in our food supply is causing a host of health issues, and O’Brien says consumers deserve more information and labeling on their food.
In this episode, O’Brien also discusses the largest genetically engineered crops in the U.S., artificial growth hormones, and the strategies of food corporations.
Finally, O’Brien offers some tips on avoiding modified foods: shop the perimeter of the grocery store, eat more whole foods, choose organic whenever possible, and grow your own food in a garden.