publication date: Monday, September 21, 2015 (part of Fall 2015)

category: Internet

clue: Getting Subway to stop using the "yoga mat chemical" in their bread and Kraft to stop using artificial dyes in their macaroni & cheese does not require you to have a medical degree, if you have hundreds of thousands of followers who sign your petitions.

explanation: Vani Hari, known as the "Food Babe," was a blogger who lobbied corporations to change their ingredients. She was criticized for using pseudoscience and having no credentials. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Mike Eberhart, and Stan Iwanchuk


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