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- Overall, we rate Food Matters a quackery-level pseudoscience website based on the promotion of misleading or unproven health information.
Bias Rating: CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Food Matters originally began as a movie in 2008 and then became a popular website that features information about food and diet. The website is based in Australia.
Read our profile on Australian media and government.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is unclear on ownership or funding, but a shop sells pseudoscience-related health products and books.
Analysis / Bias
While not all of the information contained on the website is pseudoscience, there is still plenty of it. For instance, they promote the highly controversial and dangerous Gerson Therapy as a cure for cancer. There is zero scientific evidence that Gerson Therapy works. Food Matters also promotes anti-vaccination propaganda by using questionable studies that they don’t link to. Besides miracle cures, they promote anti-Gmo propaganda and other dubious information to sell products.
Failed Fact Checks
- None by a third party. See the above examples.
Overall, we rate Food Matters a quackery-level pseudoscience website based on the promotion of misleading or unproven health information. (D. Van Zandt 1/7/2018) Updated (10/28/2022)
Last Updated on October 28, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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