News & Politics
Progressive Commentary Hour - 02.13.18
The epidemic of childhood illnesses due to our agrichemical food industry and the failure of federal policies.
Dr. Michelle Perro is a veteran pediatrician having been in practice for over 35 years in acute and integrative medicine. During the past decade, her clinical practice has dealt more with pesticide and food health advocacy. Recently she has become an important voice warning the public about GMO foods and food toxins, pesticides and their health risks. Michelle has been both a director and physician at New York's Metropolitan Hospital and University of California San Franciso's Childrens Hopsital in Oakland. She ran Down to Earth Pediatrics, a holistic urgent care clinic for children and more recently is an integrative physician at the Institute for Health and Healing at Sutter Pacific Medical Center in Sacramento. She is the author of a new and important book, co-written with our next other guest Dr. Vincanne Adams, which explores the links between GM foods, glyphosate or Roundup, and gut disorders with the serious epidemic of chronic illnesses. Her website and more information can be found at GordonMedical.com
Prof. Vincanne Adams is a professor and vice chair of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California medical school in San Francisco. Her areas of specialty have been the history and development of medical anthropology, reproductive health, scientific and medical sociology, health policy, and Asian and Tibetan medical systems and globalization. She is currently the editor for the Medical Anthropology Quarterly, the flagship. Earlier, Prof. Adams taught at Princeton University for 9 years, and she graduated with her doctorate in Medical Anthropology from the University of California programs at Berkeley and San Francisco.
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