Guest: Vani Hari
Vani Hari — author of The Food Babe Way: Break Free from the Hiddden Toxins in Your Food and Lose Weight, Look Years Younger, and Get Healthy in Just 21 Days — returns to the podcast to respond to her critics, to reveal which food ingredients may be making you sick, and to uncover the real truth about GMO labeling laws.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
3:20 – How the Food Babe went from helping friends and family to having a HUGE impact on the food industry – and how she deals with personal attacks.
9:12 – Pointing the finger at Big Food vs taking personal responsibility. Are we just playing the victim here?
16:35 – Is it even possible to know that a food additive is safe … and the moral obligation of food companies to do something about it.
20:02 – Why scientific research isn’t the only thing to take into account when deciding on evidence.
24:45 – Why there is “no defense” for using most chemicals in food.
27:05 – Why big brands and popular products are the best way to get people’s attention … even though Kraft Mac and Cheese will never be real food.
29:45 – Once you know it you cannot unlearn it! A lesson from Vani’s former favorite cheat treat.
32:30 – The Food Babe’s big pet peeve about health food stores and why she hasn’t targeted them. Yet!
35:04 – How 50,000 signatures and a YouTube video helped get the “yoga mat” out of your sandwich and the BHT out of your morning cereal.
45:47 – Why we should be demanding transparency from food companies (and why they should be happy to deliver.)
46:44 – Fish bladder beer: is using the shock factor scary or empowering?
54:27 – What’s the hold up with GMO labeling? Plus what most big companies are actually spending their money on and how you could be supporting them without even knowing it!