Since the T. Colin Campbell Foundation teamed up with eCornell in 2009, there have now been over 2,000 people who have earned their certificates in plant-based nutrition. And that group includes some 500 medical doctors, who receive continuing medical education credits for taking the course.
As you may know—in our book, and in several blogs—I have often written about the sad saga of what has happened to academic freedom in the United States—at least as it pertains to the study of nutritional science. Dr. Campbell now refers to it as “academic unfreedom,” a phenomenon why this same plant-based nutrition course is no longer available for credit toward graduation from Cornell University. Why is that?
The short reason is that all schools of nutritional science in the United States are controlled by the food industry—just as our medical schools are controlled by the pharmaceutical industry.
It’s a truly sad state of affairs but one that is gradually beginning to change. What’s driving the change? The “big picture” truth about nutrition that has been told in The China Study and is now being taught to hundreds of medical doctors each year.
In the following video, Dr. Campbell talks about his second book which will be released in the spring of 2013. He’s not quite ready to go public with the title, but did share some insights in this 3-minute video. In his new book, he will focus on three key words: nutrition, medicine and health.
Scientific Integrity. The tagline of the Dr. Campbell’s foundations tells the story: Scientific integrity for optimal nutrition. We should all be thankful for this great man and his courage to stand up against the corruption that has spread throughout the mega system that controls what we eat and how we treat disease in this country. Here are a few of my recent posts on this new category “academic freedom” on this website.
Academic “Unfreedom” at Cornell—T. Colin Campbell. That was the headline in the Cornell Progressive on March 8, 2012 We may no longer have academic freedom at Cornell or ANY of our schools of nutrition, but the first amendment is alive and well. And it was recently exercised by … Continue reading → or choose one of my earlier blogposts below:
- “Rocking the boat”—Powerful new words from Dr. Campbell
- Dr. Campbell’s Plant-Based Nutrition Course at Cornell
- Academic freedom in peril? T. Colin Campbell at Cornell
- T. Colin Campbell — Ready to play “hardball” with health authorities
But even without academic freedom, we all still have the freedom to choose what we wish to eat and how we wish to take care of our own health. For more information about the foundation’s plant-based nutrition course, scroll to the link at the bottom of this post.
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- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Our book: Healthy Eating, Healthy World by yours truly & son
- An essential nutrition resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
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