Vani Hari, aka Food Babe has a very popular blog that, like Sleuth4Health, looks at what is really in food. Her header reads Hot On the Trail To Investigate What’s Really In Your Food. The blog name is accurate. She is adorable and has amassed a HUGE following, which, as far as I can see is clearly well deserved for this rising star. She has 65,254 likes on Facebook as of this writing – and over 24,000 followers on Twitter. Her media appearances are impressive.
Here is an excerpt from her bio: Vani Hari aka the “Food Babe” is a management consultant, food activist writer and a two time elected North Carolina delegate, endorsed by President Obama. Vani started FoodBabe.com in April 2011 to spread information about what is really in the American food supply. She teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, and how to travel healthfully around the world. The success in her writing and investigative work can be seen in the way food companies react to her uncanny ability to find and expose the truth.
Recently she garnered much publicity as she set out to publicly question why Kraft macaroni and cheese is formulated differently in the US than it is in the UK. In the US, it contains that nasty yellow dye #5 that I blogged about in my last post. This ingredient is banned in the UK.
Here is a link to Vani’s blog post about her entire adventure with the media, behind closed doors at Kraft, and her impressions of all of it. Here is one of many excellent photographs snapped as she and her entourage went about their business on a cold day in Illinois.
I applaud you, food babe!