According to Natural Resources New Service "Bate has made a name for himself in anti-regulatory circles while avoiding not just scrutiny but outside attention of any kind" by "injecting himself into environmental and health debates, often at a technical level, despite having no formal scientific credentials".
Life’s Adventure: Virtual Risk in a Real World (2000), which lists ozone depletion, climate change, tobacco, pesticides and nuclear power as 'junk science-based scares'.
Fearing Food: Risk, Health and the Environment co-written with Julian Morris (1999), which defended intensive agriculture, agrichemicals and genetically engineered crops and criticised organic agriculture.
What Risk? Science, Politics, and Public Health (1997)