Yvette d'Entremont, an analytical chemist, started Science Babe as a way to satirize the questionable claims made by Vani Hari on her Food Babe site. But Science Babe has become more serious of late and d'Entremont is taking on every popular health quack on the Web.
James Fell of Ask Men profiled Science Babe to get her perspective on promotors of bro and babe "science."
From the article:
Mercola: "If someone sends me a link from Dr. Mercola I don't even look into it anymore," Yvette said. "I just tell them it's bullsh*t because he's probably the worst online doctor out there. One of things that really bothers me about him is that the anti-vax movement is one of the more dangerous kinds of pseudoscience out there, and if you Google vaccines the first link you see is the CDC, which is what you want because it's a reputable source of scientific information. But the next website that comes up is Mercola, and it's just conspiracy theory nutjob stuff, and it's horrible that a parent looking for a good information can be directed to that."
Food Babe: [W]hile some of the more quacktacular natural health type blogs have rallied to Vani Hari's defense after Yvette's exposé, most of the media has been supportive of the more sciencey Babe. "I can see that the mainstream media is treating her differently now," Yvette said. "Before they saw her as this sweet, healthy food advocate, but now the media is starting to be more skeptical of the information she's providing." And while Vani was able to bully Subway into (unnecessarily) changing their bread recipe, it's doubtful that any other companies will allow themselves to be pushed around by the Food Babe in the future.