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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, 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:

Alarmism About Food Creates New Mental Condition: Orthorexia

April 23 2015


Hollywood Stars Pretending to be Poor

April 15 2015


Banned in Europe Does Not Equal Safe

April 15 2015


Robert Kennedy, Jr: Bad on Vocabulary and Vaccinations

April 9 2015


Government Salt Regulations Will Do More Harm Than Good

April 9 2015


The Food Babe vs The Science Babe

April 7 2015


Working for Women Podcast 4 • What is fracking? How is it done? How long have we been fracking?

April 6 2015


Mamavation Myths: Killer Thin Mints

March 25 2015


Fast Food Ban Failure

March 24 2015


Age Limits on…Apple Juice?

March 24 2015


More Flexibility for School Lunches

March 18 2015


Newsweek's Chemical Alarmism

March 17 2015


Debbie Downer Alarmists Ruin the Greatest Show on Earth

March 17 2015


Nudge Theory at Work

March 17 2015


Chemical Reform is Coming

March 16 2015


Working For Women Podcast 2 • Chemophobia: Why does it exist? Who is promoting it?

March 16 2015


Krugman's Wrong on Pizza and Human Nature

March 9 2015


Food Bans in Maryland

March 4 2015


Government to Reverse Cholesterol Recommendations

February 12 2015


Dangerous Health Nuts Call Measles a Hoax

February 11 2015


Butter Is Bad...and Other Government-Endorsed Food Myths

February 10 2015


A Good Month for the Obamas

February 2 2015


Gov. Chris Christie Thinks Harming Your Kid Should Be Your Choice

February 2 2015


School Dinner Expands

January 27 2015


European Food Safety Authority Rules BPA Safe

January 23 2015


Bring Back BPA!

January 20 2015


Milk Does Not Cause Cancer

January 20 2015


Contessa Brewer's Unsound Medical Advice

January 16 2015


Kids Walk Home From the Park…PANIC AND CALL 911!

January 15 2015


A New Head for Let's Move

January 12 2015


Healthier and Happier

January 12 2015


Bans on Sledding

January 6 2015


Doctors Ordered to Report Fat People

December 29 2014


The Ongoing War on Lemonade Stands…yes, really!

December 23 2014


First World Problems and the Danger of the Anti-Vax Movement

December 23 2014


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


Wellness program incentives? Better than ObamaCare

April 20 2015


RFK Jr. wrongly compares vaccinations to Holocaust • FTR Radio

April 15 2015


The Science Babe Takes On The Food Babe • Cam & Company

April 7 2015


Mamavation and killer Thin Mints/Fast food ban failure • Garrison

April 2 2015


Killer thin mints/Hillary Scandals/Religious Freedom • Bill Cunningham Show

April 1 2015


Alarmists claiming Girl Scout cookies are "toxic" & LA fast food ban failed • NRA News Cam & Co.

March 30 2015


Gov't minding 'minutiae' of NY daycares

March 27 2015


NYC's "Juice This, Not That" policy for day care • One News Now

March 27 2015


New Bill Would Allow For More Flexibility With School Lunches • Cam & Company

March 24 2015


Debunking BPA Alarmism/Hillary Clinton Scandals/IWF Marriage Event • Bill Cunningham

March 19 2015


Debunking BPA alarmism • Kresta in the Afternoon

March 17 2015


Government food policy could be coming to a workplace near you • Fox & Friends

March 14 2015


Big Pizza Is Dangerous + Soft Drink Policies • Cam & Company

March 11 2015


Free Range Parenting & Food Bans • Cam & Company

March 3 2015


Government to Reverse Cholesterol Recommendations • The Michael Koolidge Show

February 19 2015


FLOTUS Makes Mothering Difficult • Cam & Company

February 17 2015


War on butter • WINC Schilling Show

February 16 2015


Challenging Conventional Government Wisdom and Dietary Guidelines • KMED Bill Meyer Show

February 11 2015


The Anti-Vaccination Movement + Moms Demand Action • Cam & Company

February 4 2015


School dinner program, BPA replacements even more scary than BPA • Cam & Co

January 27 2015


What Role Do Cultural Alarmists Play in Causing More Parents to Believe Vaccines are Dangerous • Bill Cunningham

January 27 2015


Attack on Free-Range Parenting: Under arrest for letting kids be independent • HuffPo LIVE

January 21 2015


People are Happier & Healthier + Let's Move Gets a New Head • Cam & Company

January 13 2015


Animals & Antibiotics + Towns Banning Sledding • Cam & Company

January 6 2015


Controversial Gun PSA, School Lunches & the Nanny State • Cam & Company

December 30 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


The First Food Snob and Her Mommy Blogger Allies Make Mothering Difficult

February 17 2015


Government Dieticians Tell Us, Never Mind Our Decades of Bad Advice

February 13 2015


Some Parents Choose To Put Kids in Harm's Way

January 27 2015


Don't Buy Into Beauty Product Alarmism

January 16 2015


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


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