Welcome to the Food Revolution Network!
The Food Revolution Network is committed to healthy, sustainable, humane, and conscious food for all. Guided by John and Ocean Robbins, with more than 350,000 members and with the collaboration of many of the top food revolutionary leaders of our times, the Food Revolution Network aims to empower individuals, build community, and transform food systems to support healthy people and a healthy planet.
Welcome to the Food Revolution Network!
What We Offer
Here are some of the top resources you’ll find on our site that will help you get informed, take action, and make a difference.
- Check out the 2017 Food Revolution Summit, where select interviews with brilliant food experts are made available for online listening, by clicking here.
- Check out our blog for current articles on vital topics.
- Join us for river rafting adventures in California and hot springs retreats in Oregon. Click the links to find out more.
- Follow us on social media. Catch the Food Revolution Network on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.
- Gain instant access to all of the recordings and transcripts from our recent Food Revolution Summits, plus a huge collection of bonus resources.Volume I is here (2012), Volume II is here (2013), Volume III is here (2014), Volume IV is here (2015), Volume V is here (2016), and the GMO Mini-Summit is here.
- Check out our collection of organizations, books, and videos for Food Revolutionaries.
- Get our book, Voices of the Food Revolution, here.
- Invite John or Ocean to come speak for a conference or event by emailing us with your request using the contact form on this site.
- If you haven’t already done so, sign up for our network so you can receive regular action updates, informational and inspirational resources, and support to help you participate in the Food Revolution.
It is our privilege to share the insights from a leading edge team of doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, scientists, activists, celebrities, coaches, political leaders, and teachers whose decades of hard-won wisdom have inspired hundreds of millions of people. We consider these visionary leaders to be the faculty of the Food Revolution Network.
2016 Food Revolution Summit Speakers
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Christiane Northrup, M.D. - Goddesses Never AgeDr. Christiane Northrup is a visionary pioneer in women’s health, a board-certified ob/gyn, and the author of many landmark New York Times bestsellers, including Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-being. In 2013, Reader’s Digest named her one of the “100 Most Trusted People in America.” She has hosted 8 highly successful public television specials, and has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, The View, Good Morning America, and other popular shows. From Christiane, you’ll learn the top myths about growing older and how you can make your later years into your best years ever.
Mark Hyman, M.D. - Foods That Harm & Foods That HealDr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician, a 10-time New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate who is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease using functional medicine to transform healthcare. He is the director of the Cleveland Center for Functional Health, the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, and the chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Hyman will give you scientifically grounded insights into critical food topics including what the healthiest paleo and vegan eaters have in common, the right and wrong way to eat soy, and the truth about bottled oils.
Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. - How To Achieve Permanent Weight LossDr. Susan Peirce Thompson is a tenured psychology professor, a brain and cognitive scientist, and an expert in the psychology of eating. She is president of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, a company dedicated to helping people achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss. Her program utilizes cutting-edge research to explain how the brain blocks weight loss and every day she teaches people how to undo that damage so they can live Happy, Thin, and Free. Learn from Susan why most weight loss programs fail, the brain science of food addiction, and discover the two truly addictive foods you need to avoid to have better control over your diet and your weight.
Ronnie Cummins - Cook Organic, Not The PlanetRonnie Cummins is the founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a nonprofit network of several million consumers who are dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. In 1998, Ronnie directed the Save Organic Standards campaign, which led efforts to keep GMOs, sewage sludge, and irradiation out of certified organic foods. Ronnie is the author of Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers, and the editor of Organic Bytes newsletter, which reaches 650,000 people. Ronnie will reveal why organic food is essential to feeding the world’s growing populations, and how food production can sequester carbon in the soil to fight and even reverse climate change.
Daniel Amen, M.D. - The Brain Warrior’s WayDr. Daniel Amen is a physician, a double board-certified psychiatrist, and a 10 time New York Times bestselling author. He is the founder of Amen Clinics, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His bestselling books include Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Magnificent Mind At Any Age, and The Daniel Plan with Pastor Rick Warren. He has also written, produced, and hosted 10 popular TV shows about the brain, and has appeared in Emmy-winning shows, such as “The Truth About Drinking” and “The Dr. Oz Show.” Learn from Daniel what it takes to become a warrior for your brain health and stay sharp at any age.
Dean Ornish, M.D. - The Four Pillars of Lasting HealthDr. Dean Ornish is founder of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and author of six bestselling books, including The Spectrum: How to Customize a Way of Eating and Living Just Right for You and Your Family. The Ornish program was rated #1 for heart health by U.S. News & World Report for the past six years, and is the first program based in lifestyle change to ever be covered by Medicare. He has been appointed by two U.S. Presidents to White House presidential advisory commissions. He was chosen by Forbes as one of the seven most powerful teachers in the world. You’ll discover the lifestyle changes that, based on decades of scientific research, have been found to help fight cancer and heart disease, and to increase your energy and pleasure in life.
David Perlmutter, MD - The Gut-Brain ConnectionDr. David Perlmutter is a world-renowned board-certified neurologist, a fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and an international expert on the role that nutrition plays in neurological health. He is the author of many bestselling books, including his latest, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – For Life. His important work in brain research has helped to increase awareness of the critical role nutrition and lifestyle factors can play in the prevention of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s, depression, and ADHD. David will reveal the stunning importance of biodiversity in your gut microbiome, and the top foods he recommends for improved intestinal and neurological health.
Marion Nestle - Taking On Big Soda (And Winning!)Dr. Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University and the author of many books, including Food Politics, and her most recent release, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (And Winning). She has served as senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services, as a member of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and as a member of the FDA Food Advisory Committee and Science Board. Marion will expose how the food industry exerts its influence over what we eat, and how we can save millions of lives by putting what we know into action.
Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE - Sowing the Seeds of HopeDr. Jane Goodall may have had greater impact on humanity’s understanding of animals than any other person who has ever lived. Her groundbreaking work studying the behavior of chimpanzees has brought her global acclaim and generated lasting impact in the fields of habitat preservation, animal welfare, and scientific understanding. Goodall is author of nearly 30 books, including her most recent, Seeds Of Hope:Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants, and has starred in countless films and globally broadcast television programs. She has received countless awards, is a Dame of the British Empire and is a United Nations Messenger of Peace for her work with youth through Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Program. Goodall is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and still travels nearly 300 days each year, promoting peace, giving hope, and inspiring millions to help make this world a better place for all living things. She’ll warm your heart, inspire you with hope, and share her empowering vision of humanity’s natural place in the community of species.
Robyn O’Brien - Food Safety: What You Need To KnowRobyn O’Brien was a financial and food industry analyst whose life took an abrupt turn when her youngest child had a life threatening allergic reaction. She is the founder of AllergyKids, the author of the bestseller The Unhealthy Truth, and has been called “Food’s Erin Brockovich” by Bloomberg and the New York Times. Robyn takes an honest look at what is happening to our food, the health of our families, and what we can do to exercise precaution. You might be disturbed by her message, but you’ll be inspired, too. Learn about the chemicals and additives in our food supply, how children are being affected – and what you can do.
Gene Baur - How Compassion Can Change Your LifeGene Baur has been hailed as the conscience of the food movement by Time magazine. For 30 years he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming. Gene is the president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. He is a pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, having conducted hundreds of visits to farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses to document conditions. Gene is the author of the national best-selling book Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. He’ll touch your heart and inspire your spirit with the wondrous truth about animals, and how living with compassion can make you more fully human.
Vandana Shiva, Ph. D. - Stand Up For Your PlanetDr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker. She is director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology, and the author of many bestselling books, including Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis. Vandana is the founder of Navdanya (nine seeds), a movement promoting diversity and use of native seeds, and a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, often called “The Alternative Nobel Prize.” Forbes named her “one of the 7 most influential feminists in the world,” and Time selected her as an “environmental hero.” You’ll discover real solutions for fighting poverty and hunger, and how your food choices can contribute to a thriving, just and sustainable future for all.
Joel Fuhrman, MD - How To Eat To LiveDr. Joel Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician, New York Times bestselling author, and nutritional researcher, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including his own hugely successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health!, Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution!, and Dr. Fuhrman’s End Dieting FOREVER!. Through these specials, he bring nutritional science to homes across America and around the world. He’ll show you how you can eat to radically reduce your odds of getting cancer, reverse serious disease, optimize your health, and push the envelope of human longevity.
Andrew Kimbrell - The Truth About Genetically Engineered FoodAndrew Kimbrell is a leading public interest attorney and the founder and director of the 400,000-member Center for Food Safety. He fights to protect people and the environment from the threats of chemical-dependent industrialized agriculture. Andrew has often been called upon to testify before Congress, and his work has been featured in numerous published works and documentaries. His most recent book is Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food. The Guardian recognized him in 2008 as one of the 50 people “most likely to save the planet.” Learn the alarming truth and latest news about genetically engineered foods, and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
David Katz, MD - The Optimal Diet for Human BeingsDr. David Katz is a nutritionist, author, and a globally recognized authority on nutrition, weight control, and the prevention of chronic disease, as well as a leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. He is the founding director of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, the president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and the founder of True Health Initiative - a global coalition of diverse experts and influencers in health, lifestyle medicine, preventive medicine, fitness, nutrition, and sustainability. You’ll discover the real reason so many people are confused about what foods are healthy – and what an overwhelming body medical research really tells us about the optimal diet for human beings.
Mimi Guarneri, M.D. - Putting Integrative Health To Work For YouDr. Mimi Guarneri is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, and holistic medicine. She is president of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. She founded Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, for which she served 15 years as Medical Director, and she is the author of The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing. You’ll discover how you can combine the best scientifically proven insights of western medicine with breakthrough holistic alternatives that everyone should know about.
Michael Klaper, M.D. - Healing Foods: Our Best Hope For a Livable WorldForty years ago, Dr. Michael Klaper was giving patients anesthesia for surgeries when he started wondering why they were getting sick in the first place. He discovered that much illness and premature death could be prevented with good nutrition. For 4 decades since, Michael has had the joy of helping patients thrive. He served as the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education & Research, as a member of the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association, and he now works on the medical staff for True North Health Center, reversing chronic diseases with plant-based nutrition. Author of several books and a popular speaker, Michael’s passion and insight will inspire, touch, and galvanize you on the path to good nutrition and vibrant health.
Vani Hari - Protect Your Family From Toxic FoodVani Hari is a revolutionary food activist, creator of FoodBabe.com, author of the #1 bestselling book, The Food Babe Way, and was named one of the Most Influential People On The Internet by Time Magazine. In her work, Vani has influenced how food giants like Kraft, Subway, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks create their products, steering them towards more healthful policies. Vani teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, how to travel healthfully around the world. She’ll show you how to stand up to the food industry and take charge of your and your family’s health.
Ritamarie Loscalzo - Healthy Digestion for a Healthy LifeDr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a bestselling author, speaker, and an internationally recognized nutrition and women’s health authority, as well as a certified clinical nutritionist and a trained herbalist. She is the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, a Doctor of Chiropractic with certification in acupuncture and clinical nutrition, and a diplomat of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. Dr. Ritamarie combines the best of conventional and complementary medicine, and she offers wildly popular courses on digestive health, hormonal balance, dispelling brain fog and belly fat, and other programs. You’ll learn the root of digestive problems and how you can optimize your digestion for maximal nutrient absorption.
Ron Finley - Growing Healthy Food & CommunitiesRon Finley is a gangsta gardener in South Central LA and a globally recognized leader in the movement for healthy food in low-income communities. He plants vegetable gardens in abandoned lots, traffic medians, and along curbs — to offer an alternative to fast food in an area often described as a food desert. His wildly popular TED Talk, A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA, has been viewed by more than 2 ½ million people. Ron is founder of the Ron Finley Project, which spreads the message of how the simple act of growing food can transform health, lives, culture, and communities. Ron’s story and message will inspire you, fill you with hope, and empower you to take action for healthy food and food communities for everyone.
Senator Cory Booker - Sane Food Policy: We Can Do It!Senator Cory Booker represents New Jersey in the United States Senate. Before elected Senator, he served as the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, where he became well known for engaging with his constituents in innovative ways. Cory is a dedicated advocate for healthier lunches and better nutritional education in schools, for community gardens and farmer’s markets, and for increasing access to healthy food in low income communities. Widely regarded as one of the most popular political leaders in the United States, he’ll give you his inspiring vision for how we can put policy to work for healthy people and communities.
Neal Barnard, M.D. - How to Kickstart Your HealthDr. Neal Barnard is a leader in nutrition and research, a bestselling author, and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also the president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and has led numerous groundbreaking research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain. His books include New York Times bestsellers 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart and his latest one, Power Foods for the Brain. In this talk, Dr. Barnard will discuss the reasons for choosing a plant-based diet, based on research studies. You’ll learn how a plant-based diet influences your body weight, blood glucose, and lipids, and how to create and stick with an eating pattern that ensures your optimal health.
Michael Greger, M.D. - Affordable Super Foods for Lasting Super HealththDr. Michael Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times bestseller. You’ll learn the truth about diets that have been scientifically proven to not only prevent and treat but reverse our #1 killer, heart disease, along with other deadly diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Chris Wark - Use Nutrition To Fight CancerChris Wark is an author, speaker, and health coach. In 2003, at 26 years old, he was diagnosed with stage-3 colon cancer, and had only a 28% chance of living 5 years. Using nutrition and natural therapies, he experienced profound healing and is today fully healthy. His wildly popular blog, Chrisbeatcancer.com, and his audio program, 20 Questions for Your Oncologist, has inspired countless people to take control of their health and reverse disease with a radical transformation of diet and lifestyle. You’re discover the vegetable and fruits that fight cancer, and learn how you can use diet and lifestyle to promote healthy cells and a vibrant life, naturally and deliciously.
2015 Food Revolution Summit Speakers
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