John Robbins (author)

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John Robbins
John Robbins, Miami Book Fair International, 1991.jpg
Born(1947-10-26) October 26, 1947 (age 66)
United States
ResidenceSanta Cruz, California
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
OccupationAuthor
Known forRobbins at the Miami Book Fair International, 1991
Spouse(s)Deo (wife)
ChildrenOcean (son)
Website
http://www.johnrobbins.info/
 
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John Robbins
John Robbins, Miami Book Fair International, 1991.jpg
Born(1947-10-26) October 26, 1947 (age 66)
United States
ResidenceSanta Cruz, California
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
OccupationAuthor
Known forRobbins at the Miami Book Fair International, 1991
Spouse(s)Deo (wife)
ChildrenOcean (son)
Website
http://www.johnrobbins.info/

John Robbins (born October 26, 1947) is an American author, who popularized the links among nutrition, environmentalism, and animal rights.[1] He is the author of the 1987 Diet for a New America, an exposé on connections between diet, physical health, animal cruelty, and environmentalism.

Robbins is the son of Irma Robbins and Baskin-Robbins co-founder Irv Robbins. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1969, and received a Master's Degree from Antioch College, in 1976. Rather than following the ice-cream parlor legacy of his father, he left the company to seek a simpler life. He and his wife Deo were married on March 10, 1967.[2] Robbins advocates a plant-based diet for ethical, environmental and health reasons. He updated these ideas in his 2001 book The Food Revolution, which includes information on organic food, genetically modified food, and factory farming. His 2006 book Healthy at 100, published by Random House, was printed on 100% post-consumer non-chlorine bleached paper, a first for a book from a major U.S. publisher.

In Diet for a New America, he advocates a "plant-based", vegan diet and contains Robbins's opinions on the meat and dairy industries, world hunger and human health.

The documentary film Super Size Me by Morgan Spurlock has a short interview with Robbins.[3]

EarthSave[edit]

In 1988, Robbins founded EarthSave, an international, non-profit organization. The organization was born out of the reader response to his Diet for a New America.[4] The organization works to promote healthy, environmentally sound food choices, produce independence from the medical system and raise awareness of "the ecological destruction and cruelty linked to the production of food animals."

EarthSave's head office is in New York, USA, with local chapters throughout the United States and Canada. "Taste of Health" is their annual vegetarian food festival.

Earthsave Canada was established as a registered non-profit charity in British Columbia March 1990. earthsave.ca

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Burros, Marian (December 2, 1992). "Eating Well [Biography]", The New York Times, p. C4. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
  2. ^ Robbins, John (2001). The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World. Conari Press. ISBN 1-57324-702-2. 
  3. ^ Responses to Healthy at 100 – Healthy at 100 ::: by John Robbins
  4. ^ EarthSave International

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