We have on occasion come across the Vani Hari’s blog, otherwise know as and who calls herself The Food Babe. While we would love to think that a pseudo-scientific shill such as herself would not have any clout whatsoever it sad to see her gain any notoriety from her questionable ramblings. Hari is, has become, what can best be described as a carnival barker for every questionable “health” food product on the planet. We’d like to qualify that ever so quickly by stating that many of the products she touts do have health benefits, but it the terrible way in which she sells herself and her product placement, purposefully creating fear and panic in people without fully understanding the basics of chemistry and science.
We were very pleased to come across a rather good take down of The Food Babe that was published to Gawker by Yvette d’Entremont, The “Food Babe” Blogger Is Full of Shit. The title alone should be enough for us to read it and read it we all should.
Where as Vani Hari has virtually zero formal education in health or nutrition, Yvette d’Entremont is “I am an analytical chemist with a background in forensics and toxicology. Before working full-time as a science writer and public speaker, I worked as a chemistry professor, a toxicology chemist, and in research analyzing pesticides for safety.”
Hopefully our readers are intelligent enough to read between the lines and understand that Vani Hari is blowing smoke up all of our asses and is more interested in selling books and advertising on her blog… But if you have any doubt, listen to Yvette d’Entremont.