[Marxism] [Pen-l] Feedback on "Cancer, Politics and Capitalism"

mckenna193 at aol.com mckenna193 at aol.com
Fri Aug 29 13:54:30 MDT 2014


Agreed.  Great piece Louis.  And I want to add one more salute to Campbell.

See Forks over Knives to get the low down on his story (as Esselstyn)
http://www.forksoverknives.com/

Cambell was received lots of blowback from industry and Cornell for his work. . it was tough. . .and still is.

read more about his fight in hos latest effort "Whole"

 http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Rethinking-Nutrition-Colin-Campbell/dp/1937856240

Best,
Brian

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>
To: Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu>; Progressive Economics <pen-l at lists.csuchico.edu>
Sent: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:11 pm
Subject: [Pen-l] Feedback on "Cancer, Politics and Capitalism"




 > Dear Louis Proyect,
 >
 > I am a big fan of your blog. I just read Cancer, Politics and
 > Capitalism on Counterpunch. I just had a quick comment for you about
 > it. But quickly, having studied chemistry and earth science, and
 > after having watched my mother die from lymphoma, I am particularly
 > interested in the intersection of hard science research in relation
 > to diet and cancer.
 >
 > You write in your recent article:
 >
 > "Nutritionists are always urging us to eat fruits and vegetables,
 > especially those with anti-oxidant properties such as blueberries and
 > cabbage but there has never been a rigorous study of diet and cancer.
 > This has a lot to do with the near impossibility of conducting a
 > demographically representative study of the effects of eating “good”
 > food and bad."
 >
 > One of the most rigorous studies of diet and cancer was conducted by
 > Dr. T. Colin Campbell in a book he wrote that summarizes the studies
 > findings, called The China Study. Here's a Youtube video of one of
 > his presentations:
 >
 > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfsT-qYeqGM&noredirect=1
 >
 > Check it out.
 >
 > Best, Chris
 >
 >
 > Here's Dr. Campbell's full BIO:
 >
 >
 > Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry
 > (Cornell) & Author of The China Study. Startling Implications for
 > Diet, Weight Loss and Long Term Health (Campbell TC and Campbell, TM
 > II, 2005)
 >
 > T. Colin Campbell, who was trained at Cornell (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT
 > (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry and toxicology, spent
 > 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech's Department of Biochemistry
 > and Nutrition before returning to the Division of Nutritional
 > Sciences at Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his Endowed
 > Chair (now Emeritus).
 >
 > His principal scientific interests, which began with his graduate
 > training in the late 1950's, has been on the effects of nutritional
 > status on long term health, particularly on the causation of cancer.
 > He has conducted original research both in laboratory experiments and
 > in large-scale human studies; has received over 70 grant-years of
 > peer-reviewed research funding (mostly NIH), has served on several
 > grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, has lectured
 > extensively, and has authored over 300 research papers. Also, he a)
 > coordinated a USAID-supported technical assistance program for a
 > nationwide nutrition program for malnourished pre-school age children
 > in the Philippines (1966-74), b) organized and directed a
 > multi-national project responsible for nationwide surveys of diet,
 > lifestyle and mortality in the People's Republic of China
 > (1983-present), c) was a co-author and member of National Academy of
 > Science's expert panels on saccharin carcinogenicity (1978); food
 > safety policy (1978-79); diet, nutrition and cancer (1981-82);
 > research recommendations on diet, nutrition and cancer (1982-83); and
 > food labeling policy (1989-1990), d) was the organizer and Co-Chair
 > (but listed as Senior Science Advisor) of the World Cancer Research
 > Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research report on international
 > diet and cancer recommendations (1993-1997), e) was the principal
 > witness for the National Academy of Sciences in two Federal Trade
 > Commission hearings on issues concerning product-specific health
 > claims (1984-1986), f) was Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe
 > Infirmary, University of Oxford/England (1985-1986), g) was the
 > Senior Science Advisor for the American Institute for Cancer
 > Research/World Cancer Research Fund (1983-1987, 1992-1997), h)
 > presently holds an Honorary Professorships at the Chinese Academy of
 > Preventive Medicine and i) is on the Research Advisory Board of the
 > Chinese Institute of Nutritional Sciences in the Chinese Academy of
 > Science, the government’s leading institution responsible for
 > nutrition research and policy in China and is an Advisory Professor
 > of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is the recipient of several
 > awards, both in research and citizenship. In summary, he has
 > conducted original research investigation both in experimental animal
 > and human studies, and has actively participated in the development
 > of national and international nutrition policy.
 >
 >
 >
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