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The Food Babe has No Idea how Physiology Works

22 Feb 2018

Our good friend the Food Babe has published an interesting piece of pseudoscience writing entitled ‘Are Natural Flavors Really That Bad? (MUST WATCH)’. If you’re looking for the quick answer to...

Chemistry Lesson for The Food Babe… and everyone else #23: Detoxes

20 Mar 2017

These days an array of books, magazines, websites and numerous bloggers promote a variety of flakey “detox” schemes. Our pal Vani believes in a concoction made from celery, cilantro, cucumber,...

Chemistry Lesson for The Food Babe… and everyone else #24: Antibiotics in agriculture

20 Mar 2017

Since the late 1940s, so-called “subtherapeutic” doses of antibiotics have been routinely added to animal feed to prevent disease and to increase feed efficiency.  Exactly why animals put on weight...

The Food Babe and her hero

20 Mar 2017

The "Food Babe," a lady who blogs about food issues, is a continuous source of comic relief for the scientifically minded but for many members of the public she is a respected "whistleblower" who...

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...

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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