Wow, I was thrilled to watch Dr. Campbell debate his points of view on Larry King last night. The discussion started with e.coli issues and then turned to animal protein, is it good or bad? I got on line this morning and found the transcript to read through. I was so excited to hear Dr Campbell's closing statement:
"..........There is on the horizon -- let me show you, Larry -- some information about nutrition now that we're going to hear about in the next year or two. I have to say, it's going to knock the socks off some folks. " -T Colin Campbell
It just makes me so excited to hear this new information. I loved watching Dr Campbell's reactions toward Nancy Rodriguez, Ph D, professor, University of Connecticut. She believes that animal proteins are the best source of protein and other nutrients in the smallest amount of calories:
"....if you were to look at getting the essential amino acids or the building blocks of proteins from solely a plant-based diet -- for example, the 25 grams of proteins that you can get in three ounces of meat for 200 calories, it would take one-and-a-half cups of black beans, seven tablespoons of peanut butter for 350 and almost 700 calories respectively. And the quality of that protein would still not be the equivalent of what you're going to find in animal proteins like beef and eggs and dairy." - Nancy Rodriguez
She obviously doesn't get the big pictures. Dr Campbell just shook his head while she made several statements. It was interesting to watch them go back and forth. If you are interested in reading the rushed transcript published by CNN: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0910/12/lkl.01.html
I am hoping to have the video clip up soon.