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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:

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


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


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


Planned Parenthood videos & Government priorities under Obama Administration • Bill Cunningham

August 2 2015


Should we allow are kids to incessantly cry in public? • Bill Cunningham

August 2 2015


Can smoking pot make you a better mom? • Bill Meyer Show

July 31 2015


We need more apology parents • Cam & Co

July 28 2015


Two Burritos for Breakfast

July 28 2015


GMO alarmism & uproar in diner over screaming kid • Garrison

July 23 2015


'Is this your arugula in the trash, sir?'

July 21 2015


Don't Obsess About Buying Organic Food + Diner Owner Yells at Crying Kid • Cam & Company

July 21 2015


A different kind of checklist for parents to create to help kids grow up • Cam & Company

July 14 2015


The Nanny State & Fourth of July Sparklers + Parents, Kids & Family Time • Cam & Company

July 8 2015


The Overpraised Child: Yearbook Edition + School Dress Codes • Cam & Company

July 7 2015


Celebrating a Conservative Fourth of July

July 4 2015


Jessica Alba's Dis-"Honest Company" + More Banned Products • Cam & Company

June 25 2015


In other trans News . . . Fats Are Now Banned • Cam & Co

June 23 2015


Trans fats ban & Jessica Alba's "Honest Company" isn't so honest • Garrison Pt. 2

June 18 2015


Trans fats ban & Jessica Alba's "Honest Company" isn't so honest • Garrison Pt. 1

June 18 2015


Obama Administration banning trans fats • Vicki McKenna

June 16 2015


Conservatives say Obama's plan to ban trans fats limits American freedom

June 16 2015


Gender neutral graduation: Md school makes grad robes unisex • Fox&Friends

June 10 2015


Nanny state doesn't apply to Obama • Cam & Co

June 9 2015


Toxic car seats, Hillary Clinton, and more... • Bill Cunningham Pt 2

June 8 2015


Toxic car seats, Hillary Clinton, and more... • Bill Cunningham Pt 1

June 8 2015


Cities making 'absurd' move to combat childhood obesity

June 1 2015


March against Monsanto • Cam & Co

May 28 2015


Wine Cork Alarmists & GMOs • Garrison

May 28 2015


Soda Companies and Healthy Choices • Schilling Show

May 28 2015


'Healthy' fast food - what's really behind the fad?

May 27 2015


Wine Alarmism pt 2 • Conservative Commandos

May 21 2015


Wine Alarmism pt 1 • Conservative Commandos

May 21 2015


Wine Alarmism • Cam & Company

May 20 2015


Alcohol taxes to solve non-problems • Cam & Co

May 15 2015


Amazon removes gender filters from toy dept • Fox & Friends Weekend

May 9 2015


Better bread or marketing gimmick?

May 6 2015


Female Leaders, Baltimore Riots, Pamela Gellar, and more...• Bill Cunningham Show Pt. 2

May 6 2015


Female Leaders, Baltimore Riots, Pamela Gellar, and more...• Bill Cunningham Show Pt. 1

May 6 2015


The State of Chick Drinks -- Or So, It Has Come to This

May 6 2015


School Serves 6yo Expired Meat + Feds Regulating Homemade Soap • Cam & Company

May 5 2015


Baltimore Mom & Parenting + Oreos at Lunch • Cam & Company

May 4 2015


Alarmism about food creates a new mental condition: orthorexia • Cam & Co

April 27 2015


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


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


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


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