This month’s Editor’s Note on page 4, “‘Lions And Tigers And Bears…Oh, My!’” talks about Food Babe blogger Vani Hari’s recent declaration, “Cotton is not a food” and the warning she issued to her followers to avoid consuming cottonseed oil.
Cotton Incorporated posted a rebuttal on her blog, bringing facts and science to the table. To read Hari’s Food Babe blog ( http://foodbabe.com/2016/05/16/this-ingredient-isnt-food-but-most-americans-eat-it/ ) and Cotton Incorporated’s rebuttal ( https://www.facebook.com/cottoninc/posts/1150820564962209 ) in their entirety, click on these links.
Forbes magazine also published an article applauding Cotton Incorporated for standing up to the Food Babe and her army. To view the Forbes article, click here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2016/05/27/the-food-babe-is-a-bully-cotton-incorporated-isnt-going-to-take-it/#399e3b922291