The Food Babe’s disgusting claims are baloney.
"I couldn't believe there was beaver's ass in my vanilla ice cream, coal tar in my mac and cheese, yoga mat and shoe rubber in my bread," says Vani Hari, also known as the Food Babe. That's why she started blogging about food additives, she explains in the introduction to her new book, The Food Babe Way. I can't believe it either. But that would be because none of it is true.
There is no coal tar in mac and cheese, and there never was, even before Hari led her Food Baby army on a crusade to get Kraft to remove tartrazine, a yellow dye, from its products. Bread does not contain crumbled-up pieces of yoga mat and shoe rubber. And there really isn't any beaver's ass in your ice cream cone, though it's the Food Babe way to tell you there is at every turn. I counted more than 60 references to beaver secretions on her blog, and it appears as No. 10 on her book's list of "The Sickening 15."