ABSTRACT

Science was once thought to be the pursuit of truth in various fields of study. Scientists were thought to be independent researchers of knowledge and discovery. Unfortunately, science has become corrupted by industrial and political biases, power, and profit. Various scientific pioneers in medicine and agriculture who paved the way for our current understandings tolerated and survived vicious attacks to personal and professional characters. Medicine and agriculture are intimately linked by the common consumer, humankind. Fundamental to these pioneering scientists’ discoveries was the link between nutrition and health along with the fundamentals explaining this link via biochemistry and biophysics. The diseases we see today emerging in younger and younger people and reemerging in agriculture can all be traced back to the political and industrial biases toward science. The solutions to our problems rest in revisiting and applying the discoveries of the scientific pioneers who truly saw the marriage between nutrition and health in all living organisms.