Jenny Splitter

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Jenny Splitter is a writer and member of the SciMoms which promotes GMO agriculture. The SciMoms formed out of the documentary Science Moms which had been inspired by the #Moms4GMOs open letter to celebrity mothers campaigning for GMO labeling in 2015.[1]

Splitter was a featured panelist at the Independent Women’s Forum Reasonable Moms launch event.[2] Attendees included Hank Campbell, President of American Council on Science and Health, and Stephan Neidenbach who promotes GMOs. [3] Splitter wrote of her experiences that led to her becoming a ‘Reasonable Mom’ on the Grounded Parents website where she cites controversial figure Amy Tuteur who blogs as the Skeptical OB [4] as being influential in her views on parenting.[5][6] Splitter describes Julie Gunlock of the Independent Women’s Forum as being one of “some incredible, smart and interesting conservative women who embrace science and reject fear and alarmism ” that she has met.[7] The Independent Women’s Forum once presented the the Mesa County, Colorado District 51 School Board with a petition containing hundreds signatures of people who wanted global warming instruction stopped as part of their Balanced Education For Everyone campaign.[8]

Splitter wrote an article for Vice.com in which she wrote, "Today there is no widespread scientific consensus that BPA is dangerous—some scientists point to studies showing harm at low doses, but others are skeptical about extrapolating risk from animal studies and question whether there's a sufficient health risk to warrant regulatory action."[9] BPA is an endocrine disruptor that imitates the body's hormones, and it can interfere with the production, secretion, transport, action, function, and elimination of natural hormones.[10] The National Institutes of Health says that BPA is widespread in humans.[11] The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that BPA can act like estrogen in the body and potentially change the timing of puberty, decrease fertility, increase body fat, and affect the nervous and immune systems.[12]

Steve Hentges, a member of the American Chemistry Council and Senior Director, Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group, praised Splitter's article as "insightful". [13]

Related SourceWatch articles

  • "Scientist and Advocate Moms to Celeb Moms: Weigh GMO Food with Facts Not Fear" Independent Women's Forum, [1], IWF website, accessed May 2018.
  • ReasonableMoms Independent Women’s Forum, [2], IWF website, accessed July 2018,
  • ‘Reasonable' Rhetoric' Sick of it All,[3], Sick of it All website, accessed July 2018,
  • Fierce Views Of Anti-Homebirth Activist Questioned In Slate>WBUR,[4], WBUR website, accessed July 2018.
  • Fierce Views Of Anti-Homebirth Activist Questioned In Slate>WBUR,[5], WBUR website, accessed July 2018.
  • How I Became a Reasonable Mom Grounded Parents,[6], Grounded Parents website, accessed July 2018,
  • How I Became a Reasonable Mom Grounded Parents,[7], Grounded Parents website, accessed July 2018,
  • Petitions target ‘political’ leanings of teachers >The Daily Sentinel, [8], GJ Sentinal website, accessed July 2018.
  • Jenny Splitter, Removing Glyphosate from Our Food Won't Make Us Safer, Vice.com, June 15, 2017 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9k5gn3/removing-glyphosate-from-our-food-wont-make-us-safer
  • Yvette Brazier, How does bisphenol A affect health?, Medical News Today, May 25, 2017 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/221205.php
  • National Institutes of Health, Bisphenol A (BPA) https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/sya-bpa/index.cfm
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics Says Some Common Food Additives May Pose Health Risks to Children https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Says-Some-Common-Food-Additives-May-Pose-Health-Risks-to-Children.aspx
  • BPA and glyphosate - a cautionary tale American Chemistry Matters a blog of the American Chemistry Council, [9], American Chemistry Council website, accessed February 2019.