California State Senator Mark Wyland struggles between his conscience and his campaign contributor in deciding whether or not to vote for a bill that would require physicians to learn nutrition.
Though enthusiastically supported by both the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, of which I’m a proud member, the California Medical Association and the California Academy of Family Physicians came out opposed, and testified against, a California bill this year that would require physicians to become educated on the subject of nutrition, or at least get 7 hours of nutrition training anytime in the next 4 years.
One of the members of the committee in which the bill was stuck felt the need to side with the California Medical Association against the bill, perhaps because his number one campaign contributor was, the California Medical Association, but as the hearing went on you could tell he was struggling with his conscience:
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