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- Overall, we rate GreenMedInfo a quackery level pseudoscience website based on claims not supported by science.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2008 by Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo is an alternative health pseudoscience website. According to their mission statement “GreenMedInfo is dedicated to providing evidence-based natural medical information. Through both open access, paid memberships, and high-quality educational products, GreenMedInfo provides physicians, healthcare practitioners, clinicians, researchers and consumers a resource to determine the therapeutic value of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and foods.”
According to their about page “Sayer Ji is an author, activist, speaker, and widely recognized thought leader in the natural health and wellness space.”
On Dec. 13th, 2018 Pinterest removed GreenMedInfo.com from their platform.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Sayer Ji through GreenMedInfo LLC. Revenue is derived through membership fees and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, GreenMedInfo primarily publishes alternative health and nutrition information. For example, they publish journal abstracts from Pubmed, which are generally pro-science. However, GreenMedInfo also publishes original articles such as this: Coronavirus Death Rate Lower Than Thought. This story is reasonably sourced from the World Health Organization and Stat News. While some articles are accurate and align with the consensus of science many do not. GreenMedInfo frequently publishes false information about a link between Autism and Vaccinations such as this: Mercury exposure from thimerosal containing childhood vaccines raised the subsequent risk of atypical autism diagnosis. According to the CDC, there is no link between vaccines and autism. Further, they promote miracle cures for cancer such as this Research: Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals. Finally, they also promote conspiracy theories such as this Why Doctors”Do Not Want to Find a Cure for Cancer”. When it comes to sourcing, GreenMedInfo routinely relies on very poor sources such as Natural News and Mercola.
Failed Fact Checks
- “If a child has a mitochondrial disorder […] she is more at risk of having a vaccine pushing her over the edge and causing a bad reaction” – Unsupported
- “The FDA knows that rushed-to-market COVID-19 vaccines may cause a wide range of life-threatening side effects, including death.” – Mostly False
Overall, we rate GreenMedInfo a quackery level pseudoscience website based on claims not supported by science. (D. Van Zandt 3/21/2020) Updated (12/10/2020)