A few months ago, I wrote here about “Food Babe,” the persona invented by Vani Hari. She is a pretend expert on food, blogging about supposedly dangerous additives. Some call her a “food activist,” but the truth is that she is paid for bringing paranoia and hysteria to her cult-like following.
I believe Vani Hari is a complete fraud for a multitude of reasons. The most compelling include:
- Her lack of education in the field in which she claims to be an expert
- She makes money from bashing companies and promoting “alternatives” which pay her through affiliate links or other advertising means (and these alternatives often include expensive, useless supplements.)