Why a Food Revolution is Needed to Create Peace - For Yourself and the World
Access to healthy and safe food is one of the foremost social justice issues of our times. What you eat impacts your health, and it also impacts the survival of people and communities all over the globe. In this penetrating and inspiring session, Food Revolution Network CEO Ocean Robbins will reveal how you can make your food choices into a stand for a healthier life for you, and also for a more peaceful, equitable, and sustainable planet. You'll find out what's really going on with GMOs, what are the most critical leverage points in changing our food systems for the better, gamechanging breakthroughs in food and medical science, and how you can heal your body, and your world... with food!
Ocean Robbins is cofounder and CEO of the Food Revolution Network, which is mobilizing 350,000+ members for healthy, sustainable, humane and delicious food. Ocean serves as adjunct professor in Chapman University’s Peace Studies Department, and is co-author with his father and colleague, John Robbins, of Voices of the Food Revolution: You Can Heal Your Body and Your World with Food!.
He co-founded Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!)at age 16, and directed the organization for 20 years. Ocean has spoken in person to more than 200,000 people and facilitated hundreds of gatherings for leaders from 65+ nations. His many awards include the Freedom's Flame Award, the national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service, and the Harmon Wilkinson Award for distinguished contribution to the humanities and social sciences.