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July 13, 2014 10:41 AM

Charlotte's Food Babe has lots of fans – and some critics

Vani Hari's followers hail her as a savior of food activism who reaches hundreds of thousands of readers eager for straight talk on the American processed-food machine. But in interviews with food-policy advocates and academics, she is criticized for sensationalized and overblown claims. Other activists say she takes more credit than she deserves. And in some cases, the Charlotte Observer found evidence of errors and inconsistencies.

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