After it was revealed that Food Babe (Vani Hari) has been selling a product containing BHT for over 2 years–while simultaneously blasting other companies for doing the same–she quickly (and quietly) pulled the item from her web site. What’s incredible is that Hari is now saying she didn’t know what was in a body polish she claimed to personally use–despite the fact that each and every box is clearly labeled with the ingredients.
Hari says “there’s no story here”. On the contrary:
Vani Hari claims to use each and every product she sells. The packaging of this item could not be more clear: it contains BHT. If she actually uses the body polish, Food Babe could not have missed this. It doesn’t matter what a web site said. Trying to shift the blame onto a company with which she’s been affiliated for nearly 3 years is disingenuous. Fresh (the manufacturer) should not be punished for Food Babe’s hypocrisy. They correctly listed the ingredients on the web site where she sold the body polish, and they correctly listed them on the packaging:
If you really want to understand how hypocritical Vani Hari’s denial is, you just need to read a little further. She says:
“we must be vigilant and read the labels always”
What? How could this self-styled investigator be selling a product for so many years, claiming to use it on a daily basis, stressing the importance of reading labels–and never once read the label?
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