For more than a handful of food industry executives, T. Colin Campbell, nutritional sciences, is public enemy number one.
“It’s really between me and the dairy industry,” he said.
Campbell is the son of a dairy farmer and the first in his family to attend college. He grew up glugging milk like any good Virginian farm boy. Why, then, is he a self-described heretic in the nutrition community?
Campbell is a professor emeritus in nutritional sciences, but he is known worldwide for his best-selling book The China Study. Co-authored by Campbell’s son Thomas ’99, The China Study places Campbell’s most famous project within the context of his research at large.