Have you heard of famous food activist Vani Hari? You know, the blogger and New York Times bestselling author also known as “The Food Babe”, who abhors biotechnology, thinks sugar is “toxic”, and is famous for berating Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte for, *gasp*, containing “no real pumpkin”, and bullying Subway for using so-called “yoga mat chemical” in its bread?
If you’ve questioned Ms. Hari’s iffy, unscientific claims about food, or wondered whether there is any truth behind the self-styled “world changing” food activists claim that “there is no acceptable level of any chemical to ingest ever”, look no further. My co-authors Marc Draco, Mark Alsip and I have toiled arduously to bring you the 400+ page tome “The Fear Babe: Shattering Vani Hari’s Glass House”, with foreword from Dr. Kevin Folta, professor and chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida. The book, due out later this fall in hardcover, is a systematic, science-based debunking of the all-too-popular food activist’s claims. I jokingly, or perhaps seriously, call it “the book the natural and organic food industries don’t want you to read”. Though my dear husband has said that the book is “dense, and not for the casual reader”, rest assured that the fact-laden chapters are woven with ample comedic relief throughout.
We know you’re curious, so here it is, your very own free copy of Chapter 1, entitled “Spread Fear, Babe!” Though this chapter primarily explores Vani Hari’s stances on vaccination, it sets the stage for why we called the book “The Fear Babe”. The rest of the book delves into the culture of fear, and details how the majority of Hari’s tactics fail miserably in the face of science, and dissects why she retains a massive loyal following though her assertions haven’t held strong against the test of evidence, and even against the most basic fact-checking. Stay tuned–the book is due out this fall.
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