U.S. Election 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tim Ryan used pages in his 2014 book to praise a wellness blogger who expressed skepticism about vaccines and called people receiving flu shots “lemmings,” as first reported by Mother Jones. Ryan, an Ohio House representative and one of the 18 Democrats running for president, has regularly promoted wellness. In his 2014 book, The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the American Family Farm, Ryan lauds the work of controversial blogger Vani Hari, a prominent wellness blogger known by the moniker “Food Babe” who has also been critical of vaccines. “Consider Vani Hari, the Food Babe, whose story you will hear more about on the next page. If we’re going to create widespread markets for better food, we’re going to have to bring the campaign to that string of chain restaurants on the strips outside every city and town. She’s doing that,” he writes. Ryan also offered praise for the wellness blogger in a blurb for her 2015 book, calling her a “one-woman consumer protection agency.” Hari, who has amassed a wide online following, has promoted healthy eating and her website touts “Food Babe Army Accomplishments,” listing fast-food restaurants and large food companies that were pressured… Read full this story
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