“David Gorski at Science-Based Medicine and Trevor Butterworth at Forbes take a dim view of Food Babe, ‘a young, telegenic, clever but scientifically ignorant blogger’ who’s turned her campaign sights from Subway to beer makers.” Cato Institute senior fellow Walter Olson, blogging about the woman who revealed that Subway used a “yoga-mat chemical” in its sandwich breads and is now apparently focusing on the genetically modified organisms and chemicals in beer. According to Gorski, Food Babe Vani Hari “has a talent and penchant for making her utter ignorance of chemistry and science work for her as a powerful P.R. tool that has catapulted her from an obscure food blogger to a guest on television shows.” He claims that she used her Website and blog to gather signatures in a successful campaign to convince Subway to stop using the chemical azodicarbonamide, despite “no good evidence” that it is harmful.

Overlawyered.com, June 17, 2014.