THE publisher of controversial health and wellness blogger Belle Gibson’s The Whole Pantry has pulled the cookbook from shelves amid concerns her miracle cancer survival claims could be false.
Penguin Books has failed to make contact with the Melbourne mum after reports surfaced last week that she may not have been telling the truth about her touch with life threatening illnesses.
Penguin, who published Ms Gibson’s book last year, admitted it had not tried to verify Ms Gibson’s story before publication.
In a statement released today, a Penguin spokeswoman said: “Despite our best endeavours, Penguin Books has not received sufficient explanation from Ms Gibson, author of The Whole Pantry recipe book, in response to recent allegations.
“As such, we have been left with no other option but to stop supplying the book in Australia.
“We remain hopeful that we will receive the formal assurances we have requested in the coming days.”
It comes amid revelations Ms Gibson supported the drinking of raw cow’s milk and even discussed investing in a co-op.