“Yes, there is a battle going on,” Dr. Lee explains in this 1950 article published in the magazine The Interpreter. But the war Dr. Lee was referring to did not involve guns or missiles. It was a contest hidden from public view, waged by industrial food manufacturers and processors against small-scale farmers and the country’s nutrition pioneers who saw firsthand the damage that processed foods were inflicting on the national health. Bold articles like these earned Dr. Lee the reputation as America’s “fightinist” leader in nutrition.
This is an audio excerpt from the complete collection An Hour of Dr. Royal Lee: Selected Writings, Vol. I, read by Stephanie Selene Anderson. Available as an MP3 download.