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As a member of the Food Babe Army, you will be on the front lines of this movement that is sweeping the food industry by a storm and creating a better food system for us all. Be a part of this change! You’ll also be the first to know about major FoodBabe.com campaigns and investigations, along with future petitions and news about the great strides we are taking.
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Who Is The Food Babe Army?
The Food Babe Army is the powerful group of people who are committed to demanding and actively creating change in the food industry. We are the millions of people who sign petitions, call major company headquarters, share reports and investigations with our friends and use our voices to make sure we are heard. Most importantly, we vote with our dollars, supporting the companies that are creating a healthier food system for all.
What Is Our Mission?
Our mission is to create a healthier world full of the most nutritious, safe, and wholesome food to feed ourselves and our families. We create public awareness about what is in food, how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store and how to live an organic lifestyle in this over-processed world. We inspire change in the food industry, beginning within our local communities and expanding into the largest worldwide food corporations. In demanding that food manufacturers and retailers provide organic and nutritious food, we open the door for a greater supply of good affordable food in the world around us. Collectively, we have the power to change the world.
Why Should I Join The Food Babe Army?
The Food Babe Army has created real change through petitions and putting pressure on major food corporations! Here are some recent examples of how the Army helped make a difference:
In February 2014, FoodBabe.com launched a petition against the world’s largest sandwich chain, Subway, to remove azodicarbonamide from their sandwich bread. Due to the strength of the Food Babe Army, the petition gathered more than 50,000 signatures in just 24 hours. Subway quickly responded by announcing plans to remove the chemical from all of their sandwich breads, and accomplished this in April 2014. Pizza Hut, Bimbo Bakeries, Martin’s Potato Bread, Nature’s Own, Olive Garden, Starbucks, and Publix Grocery Store have announced they also have plans to remove the chemical from their products.
After petitioning Kraft with over 350,000 signatures and leading a strong 7 month campaign to educate the public about the dangers of artificial food dyes, Kraft announced that it’s starting to remove these harmful petroleum-based food dyes from some Mac & Cheese products marketed to children.
In November 2012, GMO Inside starting calling on consumers to put pressure on General Mills to make Cheerios without GMOs due to concerns over the health and environmental impacts of GMOs. As soon as the campaign launched, tens of thousands of consumers, including members of the Food Babe Army, started flooding Cheerios’ Facebook page with concerned comments regarding GMOs in Cheerios. Over 25,000 people took part in the email actions and calls to the company. In January 2014, General Mills announced that they have removed all GMOs from regular Cheerios by changing the use of GMO beet sugar to non-GMO cane sugar.
A FoodBabe.com blog post entitled “Chick-fil-A or Chemical-fil-A” exposed that the chain’s sandwich had nearly 100 ingredients, including peanut oil with TBHQ, a chemical made from butane. The post went viral due to the efforts of the Food Babe Army sharing it on social media. Soon after, officials at Chick-fil-A contacted Vani to consult on several ingredient changes. After over a year of follow ups, Chick-fil-A has started to remove TBHQ, high fructose corn syrup and artificial food dyes from their menu.
Beginning in 2012, FoodBabe.com began an investigation of Chipotle’s food and published a blog post, “Chipotle vs. Moe’s – What’s Really In That Food?” revealing that the company refused to disclose ingredients and that they were using GMO ingredients in their cooking oil, trans fats in their tortillas, and that their black beans contained GMO soybean oil. One week after posting this investigation, Chipotle requested a meeting with Vani to discuss the public disclosure of its ingredients. After meeting with Chipotle, tremendous attention regarding the FoodBabe.com investigation continued and a subsequent petition to Chipotle was initiated. They responded in early 2013 and posted all ingredients online along with GMO disclosures. They have also begun removing GMOs from their food.
In April 2012, FoodBabe.com published a blog post, “Panera Bread – The Healthiest Fast Food?!?” which exposed just how heavily processed their food really is with several unnatural ingredients such as autolyzed yeast extract and hydrolyzed corn, along with suspected GMO ingredients such as canola oil and corn syrup. This post was read and shared by over a million members of the Food Babe Army. In June 2014, Panera responded by announcing that they are set to remove all artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives by 2016.
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