California Senate Bill 380 to require nutrition education for physicians was passed, but not before it was gutted.
In the hearing to decide the fate of a California bill to mandate doctors actually be taught a little something about nutrition, you can tell the author of the bill, Dr. John McDougall, is starting to get a bit frustrated at the opposition:
In the end, Republican Mark Wyland has to make a choice. Between what he knew was right, and vote yes, or his campaign contributor, the California Medical Association, and vote no: "..."
So good news it passed, but not without first being amended. It went from requiring 12 hours, to 7 hours, to just… striking the whole requirement altogether, just saying the board of medicine could set standards to include something, anything on the prevention and cure of chronic disease through diet. And then, they even took away cure, and settled on some nebulous plea for information on prevention and treatment.
To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Peter Mellor.
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