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Julie Gunlock

Director, Center for Progress and Innovation

Julie Gunlock is director of Independent Women’s Forum's center for progress and innovation. 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.

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Recent Articles:

School Lunches--Still Healthy, Better Tasting

December 10 2018


Social Justice Warriors Miss the Moral Lessons in Rudolph

December 1 2018


Is Milk Racist? Patrice Responds

November 6 2018


Women in the Food and Agriculture Field Want to Push Back on Alarmism

October 31 2018


No! Your Fast Food Burger Isn't Contaminated with Antibiotics

October 18 2018


Praise for Rodan + Fields--Working to Push Back on Alarmism

October 10 2018


How Vaping Helped One Woman Quit Smoking

October 10 2018


LaCroix Won't Kill You (I can't believe I just wrote that...)

October 7 2018


Gregg to Hirono--Should Your Male Constituents Shut Up?

October 1 2018


SCOTUS Theater and the Abuse of Nominees

September 5 2018


The Brady House Did Not Endanger the Brady Bunch

September 3 2018


Glyphosate in Cereal: Another Myth Promoted by Unethical Green Groups

August 16 2018


Who Loses When Products Are Banned

July 13 2018


Cowards at Krogers

July 11 2018


Judge: The Courts Should Stay In Their Lane

June 27 2018


World No Tobacco Day: Let's Recognize the Potential of E-Cigarettes

May 31 2018


A Podcast on the Complexities of the Opioid Crisis

May 30 2018


Moral Panic Over E-Cigarettes Carries a High Cost

May 16 2018


Kids and Sleep: Are Americans Too Nervous?

May 1 2018


The FDA Cracks Down on Juul

April 25 2018


Media Panic over E-cigarettes will Harm Smokers

April 18 2018


RFS Creates Strange Bedfellows

March 21 2018


It's Melatonin, Not Hard Drugs!

March 6 2018


BPA Safety Confirmed Again

February 26 2018


The Parkland Massacre--Let's Wait for More Details Before Calling for Gun Restrictions

February 15 2018


Media Loves Evil North Korean Official, Vilifies Americans

February 13 2018


New York School Officials Miss Chance to Teach About Real Inclusion

February 7 2018


Twitter Parenting Experts and Their Sick, Sick Imaginations

February 5 2018


GMOs Can Help World Hunger

January 30 2018


Testimony Before FDA Advisory Committee

January 26 2018


Obesity Alarmists Get To Work Fat Shaming the President

January 17 2018


Raw Water—The New Year’s Biggest (and Most Dangerous) Scam

January 4 2018


The CDC's Seven Word Myth--The Little Lie That Could

December 20 2017


Happy Birthday Bill of Rights

December 15 2017


Cookie Dough Killer?

December 13 2017


Stars Can Do Good

December 11 2017


School Lunch Makeover Results in More Chubby Kids

November 30 2017


Green Activists Want Moms To Be Too Scared to Shop

November 28 2017


Introducing Virtue Signalling Barbie

November 13 2017


Michelle Blames Mom

November 3 2017


Eric Lipton's Attack on Dr. Nancy Beck is a Call to Conservative Women

October 31 2017


Halloween Anxiety

October 30 2017


The Girl Scouts Go on Defense

October 13 2017


What Happened (with Harvey), Hillary?

October 11 2017


Chicago Repeals Massive Soda Tax

October 11 2017


Wisconsin's Move Toward Food Freedom

October 6 2017


Parenting: Sacrifice or Privilege

August 7 2017


SC Johnson, Transparency, and the Free Market

May 31 2017


Actress Making Sense: Sexes are Different!

May 15 2017


Shifting Taxes From One Industry To Another Helps No One

May 12 2017


Parents Should be More Involved in Kids Lunches, Not the Government • Fox & Friends

December 10 2018


Make Lunches Great Again: Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Era School Lunch Restrictions

December 10 2018


Is the Outrage Around Rudloph the Red Nosed Reindeer Justified? • Bold Politics

December 7 2018


Impact Farming Show - Julie Gunlock - Modern Agriculture in the culture of alarmism

November 28 2018


Legalizing Marijuana but Banning Nicotine? • Cam & Co.

November 13 2018


Are Feminist Organizations Doing a Disservice to Women By Creating Safe Spaces? • Bold Politics

October 26 2018


All Meat for Sale is Anti-Biotic Free, Don't Believe the Scare Tactics • Cam & Co.

October 24 2018


More Women Are Running for Political Office Than Ever

October 17 2018


What Is Next For Nikki Haley? • Bold Politics

October 12 2018


Save the Democrats: Crush Them at the Polls

October 12 2018


The Truth About the "Unpaid Intern" • NRA News

October 9 2018


#144 Real Story About Ex-Smoker Quitting by Starting to Vape

October 5 2018


Julie Gunlock on NRA News Cam & Company

October 4 2018


Politicization distracts from the real issues -- and hurts, not helps, women • The Steve Gruber Show

October 3 2018


Will The Senate Confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh? • Bold Politics

September 28 2018


#143 Un-Scientific Reports Coming From the International Agency for Research on Cancer

September 27 2018


World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Letter

September 27 2018


Pop culture blackout: Melania Trump missing from magazine covers, TV appearances

September 23 2018


Should We Talk to Kids About the Opioid Crisis? • Bold TV

September 14 2018


Statement: Flavored E-Cigarette Ban Could Lead to Worse Outcomes

September 12 2018


Wiz Khalifa Criticized for Letting 5-Year-Old Son Ride the School Bus

September 4 2018


Hysteria Is Not Helping Anyone When it Comes to Alcohol, Could Lead to More Regulation • Cam & Co.

August 28 2018


Farmers and Vegans Collide with Competing Views on the Future of Agriculture • Cam & Co.

August 14 2018


After Demi Lovato, Will We See More Addiction Conversations? • Bold TV

August 10 2018


Grievance Culture is Taking Over and Causing People to Overlook Real Issues • Cam & Co.

August 7 2018


Every Mother Can Relate To Cardi B • Bold Life

August 3 2018


Hot Water Challenge: We Can't Ban Our Way to Safety • Cam & Co.

July 31 2018


Are Four-Year Degrees Really Necessary? • Bold TV

July 27 2018


When your child's friend's parent annoys you • Good Morning Washington

July 26 2018


Children mowing the lawn should be no cause for concern • Cam & Co.

July 24 2018


Should Parents Throw ‘Period Parties’ For Their Daughters? • Bold TV

July 20 2018


Starbucks Straw Ban is Just a Gesture to Look Concerned • Cam & Co.

July 17 2018


Julie Gunlock Weighs In On the UN Breastfeeding Resolution • Bold Life

July 13 2018


Plastic straw bans won't save oceans: 'We're trading a lot for nothing'

July 13 2018


Best Ways to Communicate with Our Boys (Science Reveals All)

July 13 2018


Statement: Environmentalist Focus Should be Polluting Nations, Not Plastic Straws

July 2 2018


Is New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern Changing How We Think About Working Moms? • Bold Life

June 29 2018


Over Regulation: Michael Bloomberg using his own food preferences to govern the masses • Cam & Co.

June 26 2018


Debunking Myths About The Past, Present And Future Of Opioids

June 18 2018


Should We Let Our Kids Eat Dirt? • Bold Life

June 15 2018


Consumer's Health on the Line While E-Cigarettes Are Targeted by the FDA • Cam & Co.

June 5 2018


What Do You Think About Roseanne's Cancellation? • Bold TV

June 1 2018


Opioid Lawsuits Do More Harm Than Good • Bill Meyer Show

May 31 2018


E-Cigarettes are 95% Less Harmful Than Cigarettes-Why the moral panic? • Steve Gruber Show

May 30 2018


Turmoil with North Korean Meeting and NFL Protest Controversy • Up All Night on BBC Radio

May 28 2018


We shouldn't ignore the differences between smoking traditional tobacco products and vaping • Bold TV

May 25 2018


Sucked into Eco-Activism: McDonald’s May Ban the Plastic Straw

May 23 2018


Is Boredom Beneficial to Kids? • BoldTV

May 18 2018


Can New Tech Teach Our Kids to Say ‘Please’? • Bold TV

May 11 2018


Advice for College Grads • Fox & Friends

May 5 2018


A cocktail a day doesn't keep the doctor away, but it also won't give you cancer

October 30 2018


Cosko Is Not An Unpaid Intern

October 6 2018


Opioids: Parents should know about real dangers facing kids

September 10 2018


Eliminating Straws is About the Stupidest Thing Starbucks Can Do for the Planet

July 11 2018


Michael Bloomberg should embrace vaping to support World No Tobacco Day

May 30 2018


Outraged 'woke' Americans: A new national embarrassment

May 4 2018


How to Talk Politics Without Starting Fights and Ruining Relationships

April 27 2018


While Obama pushed 'restorative justice' in schools, the Parkland shooter got a free pass

April 16 2018


Utah’s 'free range' law necessary in today's punitive parenting culture

March 30 2018


Don't mandate, but nudge parents hard to vaccinate their kids

March 29 2018


Parents Are Being Fed Misinformation About The National Gun Control Walkout

March 13 2018


It’s time for Sheriff Scott Israel to be put in a time out

February 28 2018


Food Allergy Activists Allergic to Jokes

February 22 2018


Oprah’s ‘Truth’ and Its Potentially Deadly Consequences

January 11 2018


Bob Geldof Should Write a New Tune: Do They Know They’re Starving?

December 22 2017


What London Could Learn From Los Angeles About Banning Fast Food

December 12 2017


The Disney Channel is no longer safe for our kids

December 8 2017


Samizdat GOOP Memo Reveals Plans for Image Makeover

November 28 2017


No, Bolshevik Parents Weren’t Early Free Rangers

November 7 2017


Moms Are Key to Success In Green Agitation

October 19 2017


The Moral Emptiness of Hollywood Moms

October 16 2017


Is There A Merit Badge for Gender Denial?

October 12 2017


Now, Even Your Dinner is Supposed to be Part of the #Resistance

October 10 2017


GOOP and the Media’s Double Standard on Pseudoscience

September 15 2017


Politics in the classroom

September 12 2017


Why Do Former GMO Execs Lead An Anti-GMO Lab? It’s Not A Change Of Heart

September 7 2017


No, ‘Wonder Woman’ isn’t a ‘step backwards’

August 28 2017


Male Fertility Is Not In Crisis Because Of Plastic

August 2 2017


Is Your Child Safe From Antivaccine Activists?

August 1 2017


Lassie Came Home. Lena Dunham’s Rescue Dog? ‘Re-Homed’ When He Became Inconvenient

July 11 2017


The Holderness Family Embraces Helicopter Parenting this Summer (But I Still Love Them!)

June 30 2017


Why It’s Hilariously Hypocritical For Food And Wine To Lecture About The BLT’s Carbon Footprint

June 28 2017


Say Anything. . . Just Not to a Mom?

June 26 2017


Dr. Gwyneth and Her Goop Will See You Now

June 19 2017


Jerry Seinfeld Isn’t Disgusted Enough With Kardashian-Style Reality Television

June 19 2017


Why The Baby Industry Really Doesn’t Want Newborns To Sleep In Cardboard Boxes

June 12 2017


Jerry Seinfeld Reminds the World that Hugging Shouldn’t be Compulsory

June 8 2017


Hey, Michelle Obama: If You Have a Personal Chef, Don’t Criticize Regular Americans’ Food Choices

May 18 2017


Babies, Bugs, and a Great Big Scare

May 18 2017


The Unholy Alliance Between Big Biz And Big Alarmism

May 2 2017


Why Gwyneth Paltrow and Other Celebrities Shouldn’t Be Your Source for Science

April 27 2017


Are Supermodels Experts in Everything?

April 10 2017


Pity Our Overconfident Celebrities

March 23 2017


Flushing Busybody Politicians

March 16 2017


Feminism’s Problems are Bigger Than One Bad Teacher

March 15 2017


Neil deGrasse Tyson Tries to Kill the Tooth Fairy

February 28 2017


Philly’s Drink Tax Is Hurting Consumers, Businesses, and the Poor

February 2 2017


Everything’s Political—Even Your Food Choices

February 1 2017


Salad: The Silent Killer?

January 17 2017


Mrs. Obama, We Are Not Your Kids

January 5 2017


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