Vani Hari was born and raised here in Charlotte, NC. A management consultant by day and food activist blogger by night, she has been featured here on CL's 2012 Lust List, the Charlotte Observer, and the New York Times. Vani is incredibly passionate about food, politics and the environment, being an inspiring and energetic speaker at health & wellness events in the Charlotte Area. She has made it her mission to spread as much information about what is in food as well as how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store and how to live an organic lifestyle on her blog Foodbabe.com. Vani generously gives her time to volunteer for the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party, was chosen to be a NC Delegate in the last presidential election and serves on the Mint Museum Craft & Design Committee.