There was the story warning me of the horrible dangers of Nutella courtesy of Realfarmacy.com. It is not that what they are saying is necessarily untrue although I was unable to find anything on vanillin as an artificial flavor made from MSG. A quick search shows that vanillin is, in fact, the crystalline formed on the outside of a vanilla bean, not some evil chemical construct. I found no place that stated vanillin contained MSG. I must agree, that palm oil has been cited as a problem. I suppose eating anything by the jar full in one sitting would be bad. Moderation in all things.
What actually caught my eye was not the terrors of eating too much of anything, it was that Realfarmacy had an editorial headline tagged on the Nutella story. They had decided to write an answer about one of its stories appearing on Snopes.com. They were one of the sites posting that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge money was not going where it was supposed to go.
Realfarmacy also does not list who their staff is. We as readers have no idea, in truth, to know whether they are actually qualified to be "trusted on health issues." Anonymous sources are never good ones. A person who writes under a pseudonym is still anonymous. If one goes to a real news site, the editors, staff, writers, and sources are clearly listed. Even on the editorial page, we will see who wrote the editorial. Again, to avoid being a part of the problem is easy enough. No names, no sources (or sources that don't really support what is being written), or responses that don't actually answer the issue at hand -- all equal a place that is not worth your time.
When you attack the bearer of the facts, you are not arguing the facts.