Today we’re bringing you an interview with the amazing Vani Hari, who is also known as “The Food Babe.” Vani is a revolutionary food activist, New York Times bestselling author, and was even named one of the most influential people on the Internet by Time magazine! Vani is the founder of Truvani, a start-up offering real food without added chemicals, products without toxins, and labels without lies. In addition to all of these things, Vani is a mama, and she’s awesome.
In this episode Vani talks about her new book, Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry’s Playbook and Reclaim Your Health, how she got started with FoodBabe.com, the personal attacks she’s faced and continues to face, and how she uncovered the truth about Big Food that she intuitively knew but didn’t have the evidence for. Vani also reveals some of the things she has done to make her companies so successful and what she would have done differently if she could go back in time.
If you eat food, which you most likely do, you’re going to want to get to know Vani Hari and what she has to say!
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In This Episode
The first thing Vani did after quitting her corporate job to fight a Big Food company [8:32]
How she started her business and became a target of the food industry [11:37]
What happened after Vani’s first book was launched and how she handled it [18:12]
How The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) works [23:33]
The reasons she felt her latest book had to be written and what you can do to spread the message [25:57]
What’s really happening inside of Big Food and one of the industries biggest culprits [32:37]
How becoming a mom has affected Vani’s business [36:12]
What she would do differently in business if she could go back in time [38:04]
The way Vani was able to get her message out in such a powerful way [41:05]
The challenges she faced starting a company selling physical products [47:20]