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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:

Barbie Gets A Makeover…and Thighs

January 28 2016

NY Daily News Thinks I Deserve To Die

December 7 2015

Mandated Calorie Displays Won't "Cure" Obesity

November 4 2015

Bacon…Sugar…Diet Coke…Everything's a KILLER

November 3 2015

More Baloney About Processed Meat and Cancer

October 26 2015

The Government's Sour Advice on Milk Consumption

October 21 2015

Women's Scientific Body Betrays Women

October 5 2015

Sugar and Soda--Addictive as Cocaine?

September 21 2015

Soda Companies Fund Important Research. New York Times Predictably Outraged

August 10 2015

Alarmism About Diet Drinks Harms Dieters

August 8 2015

Boy Band Singer Demonstrates Ignorance About SeaWorld, Fans Go Wild!

August 3 2015

Soda in Daycare Facilities

July 22 2015

Vox: The World is Getting Better and Better

July 15 2015

Menu Labeling Delayed

July 9 2015

The Sad State of Science Journalism in America

July 8 2015

Must Read: Latest Issue of Reason

July 7 2015

Alarmism About Herbal Supplements

June 23 2015

March Against Monsanto:Missing the Important Issues

May 26 2015

Soda Companies and Healthy Choices

May 19 2015

Josh Barro's Lesson in Economics and Healthy Eating

May 13 2015

Alcohol Taxes to Solve Non-Problems

May 12 2015

School Serves Expired Meat

May 4 2015

FDA to Further Regulate Homemade Soap and Other Personal Care Products

April 30 2015

Chipotle Stuffs Those Burritos with Nonsense

April 28 2015

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

'Insane' That A Federal Agency Is Doing This

February 8 2016

Should The Federal Government Be Using Taxpayer Dollars On Recipe Suggestions? • American Family Radio

February 4 2016

The Chipotle Effect: When Companies Believe Their Own Hype

February 3 2016

Anthropologie Hipster Trash Cans: Offensive To The Poor? • Cam & Co

February 2 2016

Podcast #29 • Dietary Guidelines: Should You Take Them With A Grain Of Salt?

January 26 2016

Getting Snowed In + Election 2016 + Dietary Guidelines • Cam & Company

January 26 2016

Michelle Obama Faces Changes To School Lunch Program, Trouble For Hillary, and More • Bill Cunningham

January 22 2016

Michelle Obama's $4.5B School Lunch Nightmare & Chipotle Pandering With Free Food • Garrison

January 21 2016

The Food Network Has Gone Hollywood + Celebrity Activists • Cam & Co

January 12 2016

Obesity Too Complicated To Cite One Cause

January 11 2016

Government Shouldn't Be In The Business Of Dietary Advice • One News Now

January 8 2016

Fed Study Tells Us What To Eat, How To Meet

January 8 2016

Chipotle Traded Safe Food Practices For Hipster Food Trends

December 23 2015

Chipotle's Anti-GMO Campaign & E. coli Breakout • Ray Horner Morning Show

December 23 2015

All I Want For Christmas Is A Safe Chipotle Burrito • KLZ Mornings With Steve Curtis

December 23 2015

To Bee Or Not To Bee: A Popcorn Controversy?

December 23 2015

The Irony In Chipotle's "Food With Integrity" Campaign • Schilling Show

December 22 2015

All I Want For Christmas Is A Safe Chipotle Burrito • Cam & Company

December 22 2015

Heavy Lifting [Book Review] + Pop Culture Depiction Of Parenting • Cam & Co

December 15 2015

Linda Stasi's NY Daily News Post + Get Your Barre On • Cam & Company

December 8 2015

Obama's Carbon Footprint & "Unsafe Spaces" On Campus • Cam & Co

December 1 2015

Feminists Complain About "Sexist" Kitchen & Hollywood Mom Fear Mongers • Stacy Petty

November 17 2015

Celebrity Fear Mongers & Starbucks Snowflake Outrage • Cam & Co

November 10 2015

Podcast #24 • Fear and Wrong-Headed Loathing of GMOs

November 5 2015

Killer Meats & Government Intervention In The Diet Industry • Bill Meyer

November 4 2015

What the Halloween culture is doing to little girls' costumes • Conservative Commandos

October 28 2015

WHO Report Links Bacon, Sausage, Processed Meats to Cancer • Cam & Company

October 27 2015

Middle School Elections Not Valid Due To Lack Of Diversity • Cam & Co

October 20 2015

Kids rebel against bland foods in lunch line: Time for a 'pasta exemption'?

October 16 2015

Something to think about this Halloween

October 16 2015

Liberal mom agrees with Conservative Family Values & Sexy halloween costumes for little girls • Garrison

October 15 2015

Race card in science? Pregnancy obesity study latest to target minorities at taxpayer expense

October 9 2015

What's Up With These Inappropriate Halloween Costumes For Kids • Cam & Company

October 6 2015

PJ Parenting Roundtable: Helicopter or Free-Range Parenting?

October 5 2015

PJ Parenting Roundtable: Straight Talk About the Vaccination Controversy

October 5 2015

ABC's sordid prostitution of the once-sweet Muppets • Bill Cunningham

October 4 2015

Halloween's sexualization of little girls • Bill Cunningham

October 4 2015

Carly Fiorina & Planned Parenthood Protests • Bill Cunningham

October 4 2015

ABC's sordid prostitution of the once-sweet Muppets • Bill LuMaye

September 30 2015

CNN's Costello Boosts Planned Parenthood's Talking Points as 'Facts'

September 29 2015

Planned Parenthood Pres. Faces Grilling Over Videos • CNN Newsroom

September 29 2015

What Have They Done To The Muppets? • Cam & Company

September 29 2015

Are The New Muppets Perverted? • HuffPost LIVE

September 24 2015

No, Sugar Isn't An Addictive Substance • Cam & Co

September 22 2015

Podcast #19 Moms for GMOs & Defending Science

September 9 2015

College students and "gender neutral" pronouns • Cam & Co

September 1 2015

Scientist and Advocate Moms to Celeb Moms: Weigh GMO Food with Facts Not Fear

August 24 2015

It is amazing the extent to which straight teeth have become a requirement

August 20 2015

Obama nutritional standards--are they really helping? • Cam & Co

August 18 2015

Does smoking pot make you a better mom? • Cam & Co

August 4 2015

Sorry, But Poor Kids Can Still Eat Healthy

February 5 2016


February 5 2016

Elites’ Latest Mantra: “Let Them Eat Broccoli!”

February 4 2016

Elites Lament Sale of Hipster Trash Cans and Locally Sourced Food to Average Americans

January 29 2016

Chipotle's Dubious New Year's Resolution

January 26 2016


January 22 2016

Christie Takes a Tougher Tone against Michelle Obama’s School-Lunch Reforms

January 21 2016

Chipotle's Dubious New Year's Resolution

January 21 2016

The Self-Hating Burrito Billionaire

January 20 2016


January 15 2016

You’re Better Off Ignoring Uncle Sam’s Ever-Changing Diet Advice

January 13 2016

The Food Network: Feeding The Celebrity Culture

January 7 2016

My New Year’s Resolution: Ignore The Food Alarmists

December 28 2015

Have Yourself a (French-Canadian) Christmas

December 24 2015

All I Want For Christmas Is A Safe Chipotle Burrito

December 22 2015

Popping the Bee-Pocalypse Myth

December 18 2015

Must Science Serve Vanity Before Our Elites Will Support It?

December 14 2015

I’ve Joined the Cult of Barre . . . And You Should Too!

December 8 2015

Celebrity Fear Mongers

November 10 2015

Let Them Eat...Candy!

October 30 2015

Feminists’ Latest Cause? The Battle Against “Sexist Kitchens”

October 22 2015

How Not to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

October 16 2015

Liberal Mom Shocked to Find She Might Agree with Conservatives About Family Values

October 2 2015

Sexed-up Halloween costumes — even for little girls

October 2 2015

Babies—and Voyeuristic Adults—Behaving Badly

September 24 2015

ABC’s sordid prostitution of the once-sweet Muppets

September 24 2015

Kermit Gets Edgy

September 3 2015

Nope…Your Kids’ School Supplies Are Not Toxic

September 3 2015

Are Braces Necessary?

August 12 2015

Lies for ‘Likes’

August 5 2015

Can Smoking Pot Make You a Better Mom?

July 29 2015

We Need More Apology Parents

July 28 2015

Class Warfare in the Toy Aisle

July 21 2015

Is Organic Food Worth It?

July 16 2015

Why Kids Today Can’t Grow Up

July 14 2015

Lick Doughnuts. Denounce America. Call for Action Against Childhood Obesity: All in a Day’s Work for Pop Star Ariana Grande.

July 10 2015

School Dress Codes: Tool of the Patriarchy?

June 29 2015

The Overpraised Child: Yearbook Edition

June 24 2015

The ‘toxic’ lies behind Jessica Alba’s booming baby business

June 18 2015

In Other Trans News . . . Fats Are Now Banned

June 17 2015

Stop the Madness! Give a Better Present to Your Kid’s Teacher

June 2 2015

Wine Alarmists Should Stick a Cork In It

May 19 2015

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

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