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W&L Alumna One of 15 Visionaries

— by on April 19th, 2010

Robyn O’Brien, the 1993 Washington and Lee alumna who has been labeled “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times, earned another significant honor this month when Planet Green, part of the Discovery Channel, named her one of its 15 visionaries — people who are providing “big ideas that will shape our world going forward.” Robyn is founder of AllergyKids.com, which aims to protect American families from the chemicals now found in our food supply.

Robyn is joined on the list by musician Moby, former Sierra Club president Adam Werbach and oceans advocate Phillipe Cousteau. You can see the entire list on the Planet Green site. Robyn is No. 13 on the slide show.

You can stay in touch with Robyn’s work by following her Twitter feed, @UnhealthyTruth, or going to her website, Shedding Light on the Food Industry. She also writes a blog for the Huffington Post.