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John Robbins

Born: 26-Oct-1947

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Celebrity vegan

Activist and author John Robbins is the founder of EarthSave International, "a non-profit organization that promotes nutrition and a healthy lifestyle including a vegan diet". Vegans take a vegetarian diet one step further, consuming only food that is dairy-free, egg-free and free of all animal-derived ingredients. Robbins' writings on diet, health, animal welfare, the environment, and corporate capitalism long put him at odds with his father, Irv Robbins, and uncle, Burt Baskin, co-founders of the Baskin-Robbins chain of ice cream parlors.

Father: Irv Robbins (co-founder of Baskin-Robbins)
Mother: Irma Gevurtz Robbins (m. 1942)
Wife: Deo Robbins (activist, b. circa 1948, m. 10-Mar-1967)
Son: Ocean Robbins (activist, b. 1973)

    University: BS, University of California at Berkeley (1969)
    University: MS, Antioch College (1976)

    Farm Animal Reform Movement
    EarthSave International
    Youth for Environmental Sanity
    Rachel Carson Award 1994
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    How to Live Forever (Oct-2009) · Himself
    Super Size Me (17-Jan-2004) · Himself

Author of books:
Diet for a New America (1987)
May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World (1992)
Reclaiming Our Health: Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Source of True Healing (1996)
The Awakened Heart: Meditations on Finding Harmony in a Changing World (1997)
The Food Revolution (2001)
Healthy at 100 (2006)


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