We are close to winning.
Over the last three years, the coalition we have built, the Food Babe Army, has had an incredible amount of success. We’ve highlighted ingredients that are banned in other countries due to health concerns. We’ve demanded transparency. We’ve educated the public about the food system which in turn inspired more companies to change their ingredients for the better. Together, since we as customers control the income for corporate agribusinesses, they are starting to pay attention.
With this much game-changing activism and success in a short period of time, it comes as no surprise that some powerful corporate executives and some “independent” voices they help to finance, disagree with our work. An intelligent debate is welcomed, but not all the discussion has been civil.
There’s a group of aggressive scientists, biased doctors, skeptics, agribusiness publicists, lobbyists (and their anonymous webpages and social media sites), along with in some cases, well intended but misinformed people (influenced by propaganda) attacking our work, other consumer advocacy groups, my partners, my friends and me, personally.
Part of the reason I am responding now is because their messages have started to infiltrate the mainstream media. Seemingly reputable news organizations like NPR (in a blog post titled “Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out”) even linked to the hate groups – quoting one of their spokespeople and repeated their ridiculous and biased messages as if they have any merit.
As I expected, the people who wish to keep the status quo are attacking me personally while simultaneously trying to discredit the entire Good Food Movement.
Read full, original blog: Food Babe Scam: My Response To The Attacks On Me and Our Movement