John Robbins

John Robbins is the author of nine bestsellers that have collectively sold more than 3 million copies and been translated into 31 languages. His books include The Food Revolution, and the classic Diet For A New America. He is the president and co-founder, along with his son Ocean, of the 800,000+ member Food Revolution Network.

As an advocate for a compassionate and healthy way of life, John is the
recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award, Green America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other accolades.

The only son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors ice cream
empire, John Robbins was groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps, but chose
to walk away from Baskin-Robbins and the immense wealth it represented to
“pursue the deeper American Dream…the dream of a society at peace with its
conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms.”
John has been the keynote speaker at major conferences sponsored by
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Beyond War, Oxfam, the Sierra Club, the
Humane Society of the United States, the United Nations Environmental
Program, UNICEF, and many other organizations dedicated to creating a healthy,
just, and sustainable way of life.

John’s life and work are featured in the award-winning hour long PBS
special titled Diet For A New America. After he spoke at the United Nations on
sustainable ways to end world hunger, he received a 10-minute standing

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