Last updated on July 2nd, 2020 at 08:58 pm
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- Overall, we rate NutritionFacts.org a moderate Pseudoscience source due to exaggerated health claims.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
NutritionFacts.org is a website run by Dr. Michael Greger who is the author of several books promoting strict veganism as a cure for many ailments.
Funded by / Ownership
The website appears to be owned by Dr. Michael Greger and is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
While eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in red meats is scientifically proven to be beneficial, Dr. Greger takes it to a higher level promoting a 100% plant-based diet. According to the Science Based Medicine website, Dr. Greger and NutritionFacts.org makes “zealot” like claims about the benefits of a vegan plant-based diet. In their article, Science Based Medicine debunks one by one, many of Dr. Gregers claims. They also claim that NutritionFacts cherry-picks information that will always favor veganism. NutritionFacts.org does provide some valuable information and certainly, a diet high in fruits and vegetables is preferred, but Dr. Gregers claims are extreme.
Overall, we rate NutritionFacts.org a moderate Pseudoscience source due to exaggerated health claims. (D. Van Zandt 10/9/2017) Updated (07/07/2018)