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Chemistry lesson for The Food Babe… and everyone else #7: The difference between hazard and risk

15 Feb 2017

We know that Ms. Food Babe’s scientific knowledge is negligible. Especially when it comes to understanding the difference between hazard and risk. This is important especially when it come to...

The Many Many Chemicals in Honey

15 Feb 2017

We live in a fascinating, complex chemical world. Smell that cup of coffee and you are sniffing hundreds of compounds! A whiff in the bathroom will add about three hundred, many of them such as...

Chemistry lesson for The Food Babe… and everyone else #5: DNA

15 Feb 2017

Just about everyone now knows something about DNA (with some obvious notable exceptions). The term “template of life” has been repeatedly used in the press to describe this molecule. That is quite...

Alkalizing the Body?

15 Feb 2017

The human body carefully maintains the pH of blood at about 7.35, which is slightly alkaline, or basic. This is also the pH of the cells in all our organs that depend on the blood supply for their...

Chemistry lesson for The Food Babe… and everyone else #1: Polydimethylsiloxane explained

15 Feb 2017

I think instead of criticizing the Food Babe on a regular basis, which could easily become a second career, it is time to take a different approach. Maybe we can be pro-active here and attempt to...

Blue Scorpion Venom for Cancer?

15 Feb 2017

Cancer patients from around the world have been travelling to Cuba for years to be treated for cancer with venom extracted from the blue scorpion. It all started in the 1980s when biologist Misael...

Could the Food Babe (for once) be on the right track?

15 Feb 2017

Even a clock that doesn’t work is right twice a day. A blind squirrel sometimes finds an acorn. And the Food Babe sometimes flirts with the truth. She has organized ridiculous petitions against...

The Food Babe is Full of....Chemicals!

15 Feb 2017

Yes she is! Thousands and thousands of them. Let’s just do a little experiment. Take a drop of her blood, or of course anyone else’s, and subject it to chemical analysis. Here’s just a small...

The Food Babe Doesn't Take Well to Criticism

15 Feb 2017

Our pal the Food Babe seems to have a very thin skin. She responded on her website to the article about her in The New York Times in which I was quoted along with a number of her other critics. It...

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