Twitter mocks ‘The Food Babe’ Vani Hari for her anti-science, fear-monger lies!! @foodbabefacts #science

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If you didn’t already know about the anti-science activist Vani Hari, commonly known as ‘The Food Babe,’ you may have seen her name over the last week. ‘The Food Babe’ is popular for fear-mongering and sounding off about invented dangers from just about everything – including GMO’s, vaccines, additives, food, and anything else she can make up. Check out this terrific NPR piece exploring why Hari should be labeled a fear-monger – exploiting the fears of the ignorant, uneducated, or those prone to conspiracy theories. Also check out this great post by Keith Kloor that looks at Hari and how science should deal with her. Twitter and scientists have had enough of Hari, and are now openly mocking her all over twitter – and calling out her anti-science drivel.

Case in point… the hilarious twitter handle  @foodbabefacts – some of my favorites below!

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Also check out this great post about Hari from fellow WordPress blogger – Violent Metaphors

Anti-science quotable: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher #sciencematters

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One of the big battles early on was about flouridation of the water. Remember that? Flouridation of the water. Well, I don’t know whether or not flouridating the water helps people’s teeth become better or not. I don’t know that. But I do know that in this country we should be the ones who are deciding what we put into our bodies one way or the other, not the federal government or the local government, putting flouride into our water.

Remember acid rain…ACID RAIN!!! … Thank god we had Ronald Reagan to stop that nonsense. So acid rain was going to come and destroy all the trees and destroy the rivers and the ponds and the infrastructure of our country’s gonna be disintegrating, because of acid rain. And he (Reagan) stood firm and said no… and basically it became a non-issue.

-Representative Dana Rohrabacher (48th District of California) at the Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change. Video of his speech here, including denial of ozone depletion as well.

Wikipedia on acid rain and water flouridation and Ozone layer with citations. Vice.com article further explaining how far from reality this anti-science babble is.