Toxic Free Future for Our Children (TFFFOC), supported by the Vatican’s Laudato Si’ Movement, Partnerships for Change® and The Detox Project, is an unprecedented collaborative project which aims to not only discover the true cost of the overuse of toxic chemicals, but also to provide and promote solutions to the Global Toxicity Crisis.
TFFFOC is developing a unique media platform to educate and support action amongst consumers, policy makers, the investment community and brands in order to keep a steady drum beat of in-depth investigative stories and social media messaging on how toxic chemicals are affecting the health and well-being of individuals, communities and the planet.
Environmental Health Activist & Entrepreneur, Anne Reynolds Robertson, is the great-granddaughter of Richard S. Reynolds, the founder of The Reynolds Metals Corporation and the great, great grandniece of RJ Reynolds, Founder of RJR Tobacco. This upbringing provided Anne with a very unique perspective on the power big business can yield in the marketplace.
While there are many exemplary cases of corporations being good stewards, Anne has discovered there is a dark side to companies that operate with impunity while damaging the health and well-being of our children and the planet and is dedicated to finding a new and better way for business to operate, through building innovative and solution orientated collaborations.
Having lost several family members to cancer related illnesses, and witnessing the toll that it takes, Anne clearly understands that if this trend continues, our children face a future that could be seriously compromised. It is this concern that has led Anne to form Toxic Free Future For Our Children, to unite a coalition of concerned individuals, organizations, businesses and communities to come together for the sake of our children’s future.
A dedicated advocate of environmentally conscious organizations, Anne has served on the boards of several national environmental health organizations, including Healthy Child Healthy World and Mt. Sinai’s Children’s Environmental Health Center. She has also served or serves on the board or advisory board of several other non-profits including Texas Campaign for the Environment, the Sustainable Food Center, HealthCode and Trendsetters. She recently helped create the Childhood Cancer Prevention Initiative, a collaboration of over 60 stakeholders in the Health, Science Business, Policy and Advocacy sectors to raise awareness and take action on the environmental links to pediatric cancer.
Henry’s family has been involved in research and education about the harm being caused by toxic chemicals for four generations.
Following work as a news agency Journalist in Europe, Henry moved on to set up Sustainable Pulse, which is an online global media that focuses on sustainable agriculture and sustainable food.
In 2015 Henry also set up The Detox Project to try and solve some of the issues he was made aware of during his work as a Journalist. These included a lack of awareness on the general public’s long-term exposure to pesticides including glyphosate.
The Detox Project enables the general public to test themselves for long-term exposure to pesticides, as well as providing Glyphosate Residue Free certification to show that food, supplement and beauty products do not contain the world’s most used weed-killer. The Glyphosate Residue Free certification market has reached USD $533 Million, an increase of 170% year on year.
Toxic Free Africa! Ambassador
Jaha Dukureh is a Gambian women’s right activist and anti-female genital mutilation campaigner. Dukureh was subjected to female genital mutilation in The Gambia when she was a little more than a week old.
She is the founder and executive director of Safe Hands for Girls, an organization working to end FGM, and was the lead campaigner in The Guardian’s End FGM Guardian Global Media Campaign.
In April 2016, she was named to the 2016 Time 100 list. Dukureh was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in February 2018, has won the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal, and is a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa.
The Global Toxics Reporting Initiative
Jim Morris is executive director and editor-in-chief of Public Health Watch, a nonprofit investigative news organization launched in August 2021. A journalist since 1978, he has received more than 80 awards for his work, including the George Polk award, the Sidney Hillman award, three National Association of Science Writers awards, two national Edward R. Murrow awards and five Texas Headliners awards.
Morris spent more than 13 years with the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization in Washington, D.C., as a senior reporter, managing editor, acting CEO and executive editor. While there, he directed a global investigation of the asbestos industry that won the John B. Oakes award for environmental reporting from Columbia University and an IRE Medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors in 2011. In 2013, Morris and two colleagues received the Edgar A. Poe award for national reporting from the White House Correspondents’ Association for “Hard Labor,” a series on health and safety threats to American workers. Morris helped edit “Breathless and Burdened,” a 2013 investigation into the flawed federal black lung benefits program that won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.
He conceived, and was a lead writer on, the 2014 series “Big Oil, Bad Air,” a collaboration with InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel that garnered 10 national awards for its revelations about toxic air emissions from hydraulic fracturing. Morris has worked for newspapers in Texas and California as well as publications such as U.S. News & World Report and Congressional Quarterly in Washington.
The Global Toxics Reporting Initiative
Mark Schapiro is an award-winning investigative journalist specializing in the environment. His most recent book, Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply, chronicles the search for food crops capable of resilience to climate change, and the battle underway with agrichemical companies to control them. Previous books include EXPOSED: the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power, an investigation into the health and economic impacts of the U.S. retreat from toxic chemical regulations; and THE END OF STATIONARITY: Searching for the New Normal in the Age of Carbon Shock, revealing the numerous trap doors of the economic system that hide the costs and consequences of climate change.
His work is also published in Harpers, Yale 360, Mother Jones, The Nation, Bay Nature, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere, and has been broadcast on PBS FRONTLINE/World, NOW With Bill Moyers and KQED.
He was formerly Sr. Correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting, and is currently a Lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Awards include a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, a Kurt Schork Award for International Reporting, a Columbia-DuPont Award (shared), a Society of Environmental Journalists award (Television), and a National Magazine Award (shared).