Food Babe

Did the Food Babe Mislead Her Followers About Yellow Dye No 5 and 6

June 29, 2016 // 3 Comments

The Food Babe AKA Vani Deva Hari is an American blogger and activist who has made a very comfortable living finding chemicals used in food manufacture that also happen to have an industrial use, and telling people to not eat them because……reasons.  In March of 2013 she started a petition asking Kraft to stop “using dangerous food dyes in our mac & cheese” It gathered 365,806 signatures which forced Kraft’s hand to not only remove the artificial dyes from their mac & cheese, [...]

Colour to Dye For

June 22, 2016 // 1 Comment

Edited by Peter There are many people I interact with on a daily basis who I believe have an irrational fear of chemicals. Not a specific chemical, but chemicals in general which, as a chemist, I find utterly ridiculous. The origins of this chemophobia may lie in the past use of chemical weapons and industrial disasters, but it has since moved into the realm of fantasy where specific chemicals are given unfavorable properties they don’t have. Fanning the flames of this irrational fear is a [...]

The Food Babe Has Her Head in the Clouds

February 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

Back in 2011 the Food Babe published a blog post which she has since deleted called ‘Food Babe Travel Essentials – No Reason to Panic on the Plane!’ but as we all know nothing is truly deleted from the internet. The post is by far one of her strangest but it is also incredibly revealing. This is because for the first time we are seeing her true level of knowledge, paranoia, and lack of common sense. This is because she wrote this in a vacuum, isolated from the internet and those who would [...]

The Food Babe Has Her Head in the Clouds

February 13, 2016 // 3 Comments

Edited by Peter I was going to leave the blogger and food activist Vani Deva Hari AKA the Food Babe alone for a while. This is because recently I have published quite a lot of things about her and felt that I might be giving off the impression that I am a bit of a bully. But whilst researching her claims that some beers contain the same ingredient as airplane de-icers for a recent video, I came across something the Food Babe has desperately tried to hide from her audience because it shows them, [...]

Is There Really Airplane Deicing Liquid in Beer

February 4, 2016 // 1 Comment

  The Food Babe seems to have an obsession with demanding that certain chemicals must not be used in the manufacture of food simply because they have alternative industrial uses. Recently she has gone after something very close to my heart…beer. She tells us that “ingredients found in airplane de-icing liquids” are put in beer but is there any truth to this? The Intentionally Misleading Food Babe The Chemophobic Food Babe 2013 campaign to ban the use of azodicarbonamide in [...]

The Intentionally Misleading Food Babe

January 29, 2016 // 8 Comments

Edited by Peter I have previously written about the Food Babe and her obsession with demanding that certain chemicals must not be used in the manufacture of food simply because they have alternative industrial uses. I gave an example of how in 2013, she led a campaign to ban the use of azodicarbonamide in the production of Subway sandwiches because it also happens to be used in manufacture of certain plastics. By linking the two together, the Food Babe struck gold as it fed into people’s [...]

The Chemophobic Food Babe

January 1, 2016 // 7 Comments

The food babe has basically made a very comfortable living for herself from searching for a chemical used in food manufacture that also has another use in industry, and telling people to not eat it because……reasons. In this video I talk about her 2013 campaign to stop Subway using a compound known as azodicarbonamide in the production of bread. The Chemophobic Food Babe Are You Eating This Ingredient Banned All Over the World? You Won’t Believe Where Silly Putty Is Hiding In Your [...]

The Chemophobic Food Babe

December 26, 2015 // 11 Comments

One thing I love about having a relatively large subscriber base is that I don’t have to go out of my way to find pseudoscience proponents to shoot down with cold hard logic and indisputable facts. I am constantly sent emails from people telling me about the latest quack online selling a holistic cancer cure, or the latest conspiracy based on Flight MH17, the Boston bombings, Pig-Gate, etc. But there is one name that kept popping up time and time again – Vani Deva Hari, or as she is [...]

#102 – Food Babe

November 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

  Well it was bound to happen at some point, Myles and James go through some of the best bits of the Food Babe youtube channel. Food Babe obsession with bad sounding chemicals underlines her lack of understanding chemistry. Her public campaigns to ban ingredients that are seemingly chosen by her inability to pronounce them has given her great exposure. This exposure has become a double sided sword opening her up to criticism from the scientific community. Oh and Civets aren’t really [...]