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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:

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

No to No GMO

August 28 2014

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

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

June 3 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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