Viewpoint: Farmers offer to teach popular organic activist ‘Food Babe’ about GMOs—so she bans them on social media

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Anti-GMO activist Vani Hari, "the Food Babe," frequently bans critics on social media who try to correct her scientific mistakes.

In the four and a half years I’ve been blogging and doing social media as a career, I have banned only 60 people. Considering I have over 100,000 followers across my platforms and reach approximately 2 million people per month, you can tell the amount of people I silence is extremely small.

[Editor’s note: Michelle Miller is an Iowa-based farmer and science writer.]

On the contrary….[i]f you check out the Facebook group, Banned by Food Babe, you’ll find nearly ten thousand people who have been silenced as she profits off of spreading misinformation. I was banned for very politely explaining that we grow GMOs on our farm and NO, our cornfields are not drenched in toxic chemicals as she’d like people to believe.


Fear sells, and she uses this fear to the average person to sell her affiliate products where she makes a lot of money. Other people were banned for asking about her credentials or trying to explain the science behind the food we eat.

Related article:  Many plants are naturally GMO, research finds


Just for fun, check out the long-running hashtag #VisitAFarmFoodBabe on Twitter to see just how many farmers have tried to invite her on to their farms so she can learn more. She refuses to go….She won’t allow herself to learn from experts in their fields (literally) which shows she’s not interested in presenting truth.

Read full, original article: Farm Babe: Banning a Facebook follower isn’t something I do lightly

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