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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Howard Jacobson, T. Colin Campbell

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13

Understanding the System

The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.

—BOB IGER

For the last few decades of my research career, I naïvely believed that just sharing the facts about the benefits of the WFPB diet would be enough to sway my colleagues, policy makers, journalists, and businesspeople. I had implicit faith in the evolutionary principle; I thought that once people knew the truth (and more important, experienced it for themselves), change would come naturally.

Looking back, my naïveté was immense. In that respect, I had no more ability to discern the plain truth than my reductionist colleagues. Despite example after ...

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