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Julie Gunlock

Senior Fellow and Culture of Alarmism Director

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 and George Voinovich. Gunlock has written about food and culture for the New York Post, the Washington Post, New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, 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 boys.

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Recent Articles:

Best of 2014: Junk Science

December 18 2014


In Defense of Michelle Obama's Fried Chicken Comments

November 6 2014


Not the Onion: Killer Cash Register Receipts

October 28 2014


Are Plastic Products Costing You Your Sex Drive?

October 22 2014


Banning Bathroom Breaks--For Safety!

October 21 2014


Gestational Diabetes is Dangerous, Not Glucola

October 21 2014


Toxic Tampons?

October 20 2014


Killer Swings and Other Playground Myths

October 7 2014


Breast Cancer Month Should Bring Awareness of Wasted Federal Grants

October 7 2014


Ebola, and Beheadings, and ISIS…Oh My!

October 2 2014


Taxpayers Fund Farmers Markets

September 29 2014


Punishing Big Food Really Harms the Little Guy

September 23 2014


Event: Hear How Big Food Companies Are Helping You Lose Weight

September 22 2014


Salt's Not the Bad Guy

September 16 2014


One Word for Striking Fast Food Workers: AUTOMATION

September 4 2014


No to No GMO

August 28 2014


RIP Pink Cookies

August 25 2014


City Focuses on Safety not Soda Taxes

August 21 2014


New York Times Hosts Panel on Farming, Forgets to Invite Farmers

August 21 2014


Are Kids Eating Window Caulk?

August 21 2014


Chemicals Fight Bacteria--and that's a good thing!

August 13 2014


How the French Do It

August 11 2014


Food Alarmists Make It Difficult for Dieters

August 11 2014


Another School Says No to School Lunch

August 11 2014


GMOs in Medicine

August 7 2014


Banning Bake Sales Won't Solve Childhood Obesity

August 5 2014


Do-Gooders Strike Again

July 30 2014


Hyperbole Alert: Soda Taxes a Matter of "Life or Death" in San Francisco

July 23 2014


The Danger of Alarmism About Sunscreen

July 23 2014


There's a Demand For Junk Science

July 22 2014


IWF Statement To The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

July 16 2014


Coming Soon: The Talking Shopping Cart

July 16 2014


Don't Mess with the School Nutrition Association

July 16 2014


Alarmism or An Epidemic of Alcoholism?

July 8 2014


Shower Curtains Don't Make You Fat

June 20 2014


Brace Yourself: FDA Ignores Science And Goes After Salt Anyways

June 17 2014


UPDATE: CNN Backtracks on Gun Map

June 12 2014


This Mom Demands the Truth on Gun Violence

June 11 2014


Lovers of Stinky Cheese Beat Back Regulators

June 11 2014


The Myth of Alcohol Abuse Among Moms

June 5 2014


Nestle Reacts to Coalition Letter

June 4 2014


The Out of Touch First Lunch Lady

May 28 2014


FLOTUS Vows to Fight School Lunch Rollback

May 20 2014


Gluten Intolerant?

May 19 2014


Bloomberg's Tentacles

April 29 2014


More on the Organic Mom Mafia

April 22 2014


The Tyranny of the Food Nanny

April 15 2014


Food Prices Rising

April 15 2014


Spending More on Organic Food? For What?

April 2 2014


Are Vegetarians Less Healthy Than Meat Eaters?

April 1 2014


Students Aren't Happy With School Lunches • Cam & Company

December 16 2014


Food Labeling Fatigue & The Latest FDA Overreach • Cam & Company

December 2 2014


Midterms Recap: Soda Taxes & Labeling Laws • Cam & Company

November 5 2014


Sidwell's School Lunch vs Public School Lunch & Killer Register Receipts • Cam & Company

October 30 2014


Alarmism leads to more regulations and bigger government • WIBC Garrison

October 23 2014


Apple and Facebook to add "benefit" for women: egg-freezing• WIBC Greg Garrison

October 16 2014


Big Brother: Schools taking up the jobs of parents • WIBC Greg Garrison

October 16 2014


New Federal Dietary Guidelines could be harmful to your children & Regulations on food industry hurts small, local restaurants • WIBC Garrison

September 25 2014


Zero Tolerance Rules: Have they gone too far? • WIBC Garrison Show

September 25 2014


Food Industry Making Foods Healthier • Cam & Company

September 25 2014


Time to Ban Bossy School Lunch Ladies • Cam & Company

September 11 2014


The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Meal • Cam & Company

September 5 2014


Why say "No" to No GMO • KNUS Kelly and Company

September 2 2014


Federalizing Lunch: Billions of dollars of healthy school food is wasted • OAN Rick Amato Show

September 2 2014


Attack on onions, salt, and correlation b/w big govt & trophies for all • Cam & Co.

August 19 2014


Parents, not government, should get more involved in school lunch nutrition • WILS Capital City Recap with Michael Cohen

August 8 2014


Anti-obesity activists go after school bake sales • NRA News Cam & Co.

August 5 2014


Environmental groups sound the alarm on sunscreen • NRA News Cam & Co.

July 24 2014


Evidence that Dietary Guidelines Advisory Cmte is putting political agendas ahead of sound nutrition • WIBC Garrison

July 17 2014


Shopping Alert: Staggering rise in food costs. How does it affect American families? • Cam & Company

July 10 2014


IRS Scandal: Inconsistencies, IRS Commissioner back in the hot seat • Rick Amato Show

June 24 2014


Consequences of mandated leave that Democrats aren't telling you • Rick Amato Show

June 24 2014


Mom demands the truth on misguided gun violence map • Cam & Co.

June 17 2014


Bloomberg's attempt to control Americans' lives and limit choices • Cam & Co.

June 10 2014


Fear Mongering: Scare tactics aimed directly at moms• KHOW The Mandy Connell Show

June 9 2014


Why Michelle Obama's school lunch program Is not a pathway to daily healthy nutrition • The Schilling Show

June 3 2014


Political incursion into nutritional standards through federal Dietary Guidelines • The Dick Morris Show

June 3 2014


How school lunches have become an unappetizing political issue • Late Afternoons with Mike Schikman

June 3 2014


Legislative proposal to roll back Michelle Obama school-lunch reforms is a congressional reaction to constituent complaints • WIBC Greg Garrison Show

May 29 2014


Michelle Obama's goal isn't better nutrition, but unquestioning compliance • Cam & Co.

May 27 2014


Republicans cook up get-out clause Michelle Obama's broken school lunch program • Bill Cunningham Show

May 20 2014


Local school officials, not government, should make decisions on what they are feeling kids at school • Bill Cunningham Show

May 20 2014


Cupcakes to Chemicals: Culture of alarmism making us afraid of everything • KFKA AM Colorado

May 12 2014


Are alarming claims all that they are hyped up to be? Or are they bogus? • KHOW The Mandy Connell SHow

May 9 2014


Mom's shouldn't be pawns in the war on freedom • Amy Oliver Show

May 8 2014


Consciously uncoupling from kids • Cam & Company

May 6 2014


How alarmists' fear mongering affects parenting • 1540 WADK Bruce Newbury

May 2 2014


Bloomberg isn't just annoying New Yorkers anymore. • Cam & Co.

April 29 2014


The culture of alarmism is turning parenting into a dangerous job • Vinnie Penn Show

April 29 2014


Alcohol marketing targeting women and public health hysteria • The Pulse WHYY – Philadelphia NPR

April 25 2014


The tyranny of the organic mommy mafia • The Vicki McKenna Show

April 21 2014


Tyranny of organic mafia and sanctimonious moms • Cam & Company

April 21 2014


Is parenting becoming more dangerous? • The Langer-Popp Cast

April 15 2014


Food costs on the rise. What's impacting prices? • Cam & Company

April 15 2014


The White House concedes that the 77-cent wage gap is inaccurate • Cam & Co.

April 8 2014


Senator Harry Reid calls our IWF for debunking the 77-cent wage gap myth • Tony Katz Show

April 7 2014


New Bad Study Generates Alarming Headlines: Diet soda linked to heart disease • Cam & Co

April 1 2014


Unplanned Parenting: Are We Overprotecting Kids? • HuffPost LIVE

March 21 2014


Environmentalism is creeping into food policy • Thom Hartmann Show

March 18 2014


A new push to ban the new "b-word" -- bossy • Cam & Co

March 11 2014


Food Labeling Fatigue

December 1 2014


The Latest FDA Overreach

November 26 2014


As You Were Saying...Feds forget kids’ picky food habits

October 12 2014


Schools: The New Social-Welfare Centers

October 9 2014


It’s Time to #BanBossy School Lunch Ladies

September 5 2014


Amanda Marcotte Almost Gets It Right

September 4 2014


The FDA's New Food Regulations Are A Recipe For High Food Prices

August 26 2014


The Tyranny of Do-Gooders

July 17 2014


Women Victorious In U.S. Supreme Court's Harris V. Quinn

July 15 2014


Bloomberg’s Last Stand

June 7 2014


The Out of Touch First Lunch Lady

May 28 2014


Consciously Uncoupling From the Kids

May 2 2014


A Strategy Built on Nervous Moms

April 1 2014


Green Watch: A Strategy Built on Nervous Moms: Fearmongers seek to block technology that could feed multitudes

March 26 2014


Eat Right and Save the Planet

March 12 2014


General Mills Caves to the Food Police

February 13 2014


Biotech’s Mommy Issue

December 11 2013


The Rise of Mommy Fearmongering: Be Afraid… Of Everything!

November 26 2013


Ignore the Halloween Alarmists

October 31 2013


Mommy Guilt: It’s an Industry

June 19 2013


Radical Environmentalists Should Mind Their Own Business

June 15 2013


Should I Get Paid to Feed My Kids?

May 20 2013


Love Fest: Bittman Reviews Pollan

May 6 2013


Do Airlines Hate Kids?

April 8 2013


In Praise of Laundry-Detergent Pods

April 3 2013


How the Left Breeds Alarm to Win Policy Battles

March 15 2013


Michelle Obama's 'Mission Accomplished' Moment

March 4 2013


BlogHer Food Interviews: Your Brand + Your Causes

February 7 2013


Want More Time For Yoga? Stop Wasting Time on Baseless Fear of Chemicals

January 18 2013


Hey Moms, Look Out! Fatty Meat Coming to Your Child’s Lunch Tray

January 18 2013


Fat Activism: The Big, Fat Non-Problem

January 9 2013


School Lunch: Should the Government Be Feeding Schoolchildren Lunch? (Debate)

December 20 2012


The Grinch Who Stole the Christmas Cocktail

December 5 2012


Keep the State Off My Plate

November 29 2012


BPA Found Safe . . . By Researcher Who Doesn’t Want to Admit It

November 8 2012


Stop Trying to Regulate Halloween Treats

October 31 2012


Energy Policy Is a Women’s Issue

October 17 2012


Manufactured Fear Drives Needless Regulations

September 25 2012


Goodbye Big Gulps In Mayor Bloomberg's New York, Hello Big Government

September 18 2012


School Lunches Make Their Unhealthy Return

September 14 2012


New Gallup Poll on Soda Consumption Shows Folly of Bloomberg Drink Ban

July 26 2012


Take Government Health Advice with a Pinch of Salt

July 10 2012


More Concern for Sunscreen than Sunburns

June 25 2012


Political Pancakes

June 23 2012


Anti-Obesity Efforts Are Fattening Government

June 12 2012


The Cost of Obama's Food Tax and Regulation Proposals

June 5 2012


Sugar isn't the enemy - Mayor Bloomberg must stop his meddling

June 3 2012


What Mrs. Obama is Most Interested in Growing Isn’t a Garden, But Government

June 1 2012


Latest Sugar Study Has Little To Do With Sugar

May 18 2012


Parents, Not the Government, Should be Food Police

May 16 2012


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