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- Overall, we rate the Weston A. Price Foundation a quackery level pseudoscience source based on the promotion of anti-vaccination propaganda and dangerous alternative nutrition.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1999, the Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes alternative health, nutrition, and pseudoscience. According to their about page “The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research, and activism.” You can view the staff here.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit that is funded through donations and grants.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Weston A. Price Foundation advocates for alternative health. The website publishes podcasts and most news and information comes from their quarterly journal Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts.
The journal publishes articles with moderately emotional wording such as this: How Impersonal Vaccine Laws Play Out in Real Life: New York’s Repeal of the Religious Exemption. They also frequently promote pseudosciences such as anti-vaccine propaganda Help Prevent Mandatory Coronavirus Vaccination and Tracking!, and anti-GMO propaganda Why are GMOs Bad For Us? They have also advocated for drinking unpasteurized milk, which “according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 1993 through 2012, there were 127 outbreaks linked to raw milk or raw milk products like ice cream, soft cheese, or yogurt. They resulted in 1,909 illnesses and 144 hospitalizations.” In general, this is a quackery level pseudoscience website.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Weston A. Price Foundation a quackery level pseudoscience source based on the promotion of anti-vaccination propaganda and dangerous alternative nutrition. (D. Van Zandt 6/27/2020)
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