My second letter to VP Joe Biden in seven days…

And I am going to keep writing him until I get an answer.

Dear Mr. Biden,

White HouseI am writing to you about your cancer project. In early 2005, some alarming scientific findings linking the consumption of animal protein with cancer were published in a best-selling book called The China Study. Bill Clinton credits that book as a major reason for his switch to a plant-based diet in 2010.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell (author) reported in that book that he was able to turn cancer “on” and “off” in laboratory animals at Cornell simply by adjusting the amount of casein (milk protein) in their diet. Knowing that his work would create big problems with the meat and dairy industries (who heavily fund Cornell research), the administration there has done their best to marginalize Campbell’s work ever since. 

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH.

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH.

Nine years later, a general practitioner in Ireland (John Kelly, MD) published human results (that strongly reinforced the validity of Dr. Campbell’s findings) in his 2014 book entitled, Stop Feeding Your Cancer. As he said in that book, “The failure of The China Study to translate research momentum into efficient, globally coordinated empirical testing was to my mind a tragedy.”

Mr. Biden, your question to people like Dr. Francis Collins, who heads up the National Institutes of Health, should be something like this.

“In the eleven years since “The China Study” was published in 2005, why hasn’t the NIH (or any other cancer research organization) conducted a single human study aimed at determining if Dr. Campbell’s lab findings were transferable to human cancer patients?”

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University

We now know from Dr. Kelly’s informal findings that they most probably are transferable. How many lives could have been saved if our “cancer industry” had urgently begun those formal studies eleven years ago?

Now that I think about it, you should ask that same question to the CEO of the American Cancer Society and other cancer research organizations around the world about why they haven’t insisted that Campbell’s alarming scientific findings be tested in humans.

A few facts about ACS. According to Charity Navigator, three executives at the EVP level in the American Cancer Society each earned well over one million dollars in 2013. Revenue that year was $933 million; you’d think they could devote $50 million or so to either confirm or disprove Campbell’s findings.

Now what? Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. John Kelly and I request a meeting with you in Washington at your earliest convenience to discuss this crucial topic. I wrote a more-lengthy letter to you on January 17. It can be found at the top of my personal website at There has been no response to that letter so far.

Sincerely, J. Morris (Jim) Hicks (917-399-9700)

Board Member of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Ithaca, NY

How can you help raise the chances that Mr. Biden sees this letter? Go to, Fill in your personal info, select “Health Care” category and write:  Dear Mr. Biden, Regarding your “cancer” initiative, I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Hicks’s letter below. Then just “copy/paste” the above letter in the space provided.

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Six-Pack from Hicks—for health, hope & harmony on planet Earth

  1. 4Leaf Guide to Vibrant Health, powerful new book by Kerry Graff, MD and yours truly
  2. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (my first book)
  3. An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell; the primary book that influenced Bill Clinton to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet.
  4. Primary cause of cancer is not bad luck. Stop Feeding Your Cancer, by John Kelly, MD
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

Want to find out how healthy you are eating? Take our free 4Leaf Survey. It takes about two minutes. eCornell is now using our survey in their plant-based nutrition course.

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J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, visit our 4Leaf Program website, which is now being used by an ever-growing army of enlightened medical doctors who are fed up with “disease care” and want to promote true health for their patients.

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—J. Morris Hicks, board member since 2012; click banner for more info:

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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7 Responses to My second letter to VP Joe Biden in seven days…

  1. Jim, just wrote to VP Biden. If you don’t hear from him, just head to D.C. and sit outside his office till he sees you!! Make a pest of yourself!!!

  2. Joanne Irwin says:

    Jim, sending your letter to Joe Biden asap. Fabulous letter. We all need to inundate his office. I plan to post your letter in my upcoming newsletter, and request that my readers write to Joe. Thanks for doing this. Be well. Joanne

  3. Mitchell Castell says:


    “Joe Biden’s Anti-Cancer new war:
    Dear Mr. Biden,
    Regarding your “anti-cancer” initiative, I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Hicks’s two letters sent to you.

    This is about much more than reducing cancers via proper nutrition for humans. Most other chronic health problems are benefited, the environment is greatly improved by reducing eating of all animal products, world hunger is reduced, cruelty to animals is reduced.

    I and my wife and two daughters have been on Dr. John McDougall’s optimum plant-centered nutrition for the last 13 years. It works as promoted.

    I have taught “Healthy Lifestyle Education” and participants get much healthier quickly. My key education materials are at

    Finally get the government nutrition guidance focused on promoting what the science has demonstrated for the last 60+ years! It is way past time to tell the truth and not be controlled by the animal products food industries!

    Sincerely, Bill Kleinbauer

  5. irenenorm says:

    I sent your letter to the VP at the White House website as well. Maybe if enough of us do this, someone will pay attention!

  6. Jean says:

    Jim, I copied your letter and sent it to the vice-president. Good luck- I hope you get an audience!

  7. Haha, love it Jim, rock on…… I have been writing to the Scottish & U.K. Government for yonks… they reply but it’s the usual copy and paste about how they have everything handled (NOT)!!! I look forward to interviewing you sometime for my Marlene & Friends series.

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