Chemistry’s Michelle Francl Takes on “The Food Babe” in Slate Article

Posted February 19th, 2015 at 4:03 pm.

“‘I couldn’t believe there was beaver’s ass in my vanilla ice cream, coal tar in my mac and cheese, yoga mat and shoe rubber in my bread,’ says Vani Hari, also known as the Food Babe. That’s why she started blogging about food additives, she explains in the introduction to her new book, The Food Babe Way. I can’t believe it either. But that would be because none of it is true.”

So begins Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl’s latest article for Slate, Are Corporations Putting Feathers in Your Food, which is currently the most shared piece on the widely-read site.

This isn’t the first time an article by Francl has created an online buzz. In 2013, her article “Don’t Take Medical Advice from the New York Times Magazine” was shared more than 10,000 times on Facebook.


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