Good news for fans of the China Study and those who are just about to read it. We have a revised and expanded edition of this bestseller that has changed the lives of millions of people. The updated version brings new arguments for whole, plant-based foods and fresh scientific research on the effects of food on our bodies.
When China Study was first published, it was received with hostility by some. In the new edition, the book’s author – brilliant scientist and Ph.D. Colin Campbell – responds to criticism of those who were skeptical about his interpretation of healthy eating. He attributes the propaganda of animal food to the existence of powerful, influential, and hugely profitable industries that will suffer great losses if people start switching to plant foods. Here is what Dr. Campbell has to say about criticism:
“Much has been done over the past ten years, despite skeptics who defend the status quo at all costs – including sacrificing the truth. However, there is a lot of work ahead of us to make society better understand the relationship between nutrition and health, the environment and the rest of the world.
The system (government, science, medicine, industry, media, and academia) prefers profit over health, technology over food, and doubt over clarity. My scientific experience illustrates how the entire system generates conflicting information and how the ideas presented in this book do not reach a wide audience.
I would like to once again pay tribute to those “who tried to discredit my ideas and often me personally. I had no idea how significant their contribution would be. The book on the effects of nutrition on health causes them such a passionate enmity that it amazes me. Usually they express their thoughts and at times are clearly competent in certain scientific topics, although among them are dominated by masters of words, not science. Some even resorted to the help of others, more experienced in scientific matters, to edit the drafts of their messages. What’s the bottom line? Often they cleverly mislead the public as if they have developed a different point of view that is credible. There are some particularly hostile critics who use vocabulary inappropriate for this book. I am surprised by their aggressiveness, and, in my opinion, they often represent the interests of large companies who believe that our information will cost them at least market share. I am also convinced that there are sincere critics. They, like their families and friends, are accustomed to traditional diets, eating that way from year to year, perhaps from generation to generation. Old habits die hard, and the future is too vague to think about. And yet, part of the criticism, with all its sharp angles, has a foundation and therefore must receive an answer. This book gives it. “