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Julie Gunlock
Julie Gunlock is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and directs the organization’s Culture of Alarmism Project. She is the author of the book From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back. Before joining IWF, Gunlock served as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and on the House Homeland Security Committee, and on the staffs of Ohio Senators Mike DeWine, George Voinovich, and Tom Coburn. Gunlock has written about food and culture for the New York Post, the Washington Post, New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Times, National Review Magazine, National Interest Magazine, the Tampa Tribune, and Townhall.com and is a regular contributor to National Review Online, BlogHer and Huffington Post. She has offered political commentary on Fox News, TheBlaze TV and other networks and is a regular guest on local, regional and national radio programs. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three young, active, and perpetually hungry boys.

People love to freak out about GMOs. Of course, few people actually know what the acronym actually stands for but I can help with that. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and today, GMOs are present in roughly 70 percent…

How in the world could anyone freak out about adorable, sweet, chewy Gummy Bears? Well, the writers at a site called Healthy Holistic Living (natch) decided to do just that, warning moms that Gummy Bears are made with “cancer-causing petroleum…

Last week, the brainiacs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to piss off every female in America by telling them that if they drink alcohol they must, MUST, take birth control, because apparently women are wildly…

Who isn’t a little freaked out about Zika—the mosquito-transmitted infection common in Africa and Asia and now showing up in South America? The disease is horrifying; preying on the most vulnerable humans—fetuses still growing in their mother’s wombs. Sadly, mothers…

Last week, the US Dietary Guidelines Committee—which is a group of really healthy government employees—issued their latest guidelines on how and what you should eat. I could list a few of the findings but I have better advice: ignore them….

Last week, The Drudge Report posted an alarming headline: “Children aged five eating own weight in sugar each year.” Follow the link and you’ll be shocked to learn that: The average five-year-old consumes the equivalent of their body weight in…

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