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September 24, 2014

The Madness Of The Food Babe – Is It Time To Stand Up To Bullying Quacks? (PODCAST)

Are pseudoscientific quacks such as the Food Babe just harmless cranks? Or is she part of a dangerous trend that needs a truth vaccine with extra mercury? Are GMOs really dangerous? Should you not eat anything with ingredients you can't pronounce?

My special guest today is Dr. Joe Schwarcz. Schwarcz is the Director of McGill University’s “Office for Science & Society.” Professor Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and has authored a number of bestselling books. He can be contacted at joe.schwarcz@mcgill.ca

Dr. Schwarz was recently featured in Bloomberg discussing Vani Hari, commonly known as the Food Babe, who peddles anti GMO & anti vaccination rhetoric to her credulous fans.

The Food Babe is famous for her campaign against the Subway sandwich chain, where she bullied the restaurant into changing their ingredients due to her claims that the bread contained the same ingredients that go into making yoga mats. She also made headlines for calling out Starbucks with a campaign against their popular Pumpkin spice lattes.

This episode of the Freedom Report debunks the hoo-hah and snake-oil sold to us by the kooks, cranks and conspiracists that spread fear and misinformation for profit.

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