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A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book is How Not to Die. More than a thousand of his nutrition videos are freely available at, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.

Blog Entries by Michael Greger MD

Frankenfish and Screamer Disease

Michael Greger MD | October 19, 10 at 04:09 PM | Animals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently considering the approval of the first transgenic farm animal for human consumption, the AquAdvantage Salmon. Genetically engineered for rapid growth with two stretches of foreign DNA--a growth hormone gene with an antifreeze...

Vegans "Significantly Less Polluted"

Michael Greger MD | August 5, 10 at 01:56 PM | Health

Every five years, the U.S. government measures the amount of toxic waste in our food supply. Dioxins are a class of industrial pollutants spewed into the atmosphere that "accumulates in the fatty tissues of humans and food animals consumed...

My new 2010 Latest in Nutrition DVD

Michael Greger MD | June 12, 10 at 02:51 AM | Health

I'm so excited to announce that the newest volume of my annual Latest in Nutrition series is currently in production and available for pre-order. As usual, I scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition so you don't have to,...

The cause of our number one killer

Michael Greger MD | May 12, 10 at 05:54 AM | Health

The number one cause of death in the United States every single year for both men and women since 1918 (when a bird flu virus likely triggered the deadliest plague in human history) continues to be heart disease. William Clifford...

My debate with officials over antibiotic misuse captured on video

Michael Greger MD | May 11, 10 at 01:36 PM | Animals

Two weeks ago I participated in a forum on the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. Sponsored by a pharmaceutical industry trade group (and held in a steakhouse, no less), it pitted me against National Pork Producer's Association director Dr....

How factory farms poison rural communities

Michael Greger MD | April 30, 10 at 07:34 AM | Green

Read More: Antibiotic, Antibiotic resistance, Factory farming, Pollution

The latest salvo in the battle being fought in Ohio to prevent some of the cruelest factory farming practices was launched this morning, a new white paper which details the suffering wrought on neighboring communities by factory farms: noxious odors...

Egg industry claims "invalid...unconvincing, unsupportable and easily refuted."

Michael Greger MD | March 17, 10 at 08:38 AM | Animals

Like the tobacco industry before it, the meat, egg, and dairy industries have twisted science to justify certain indefensible practices. Case in point: Proposition 2 in California, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, which won by a landslide victory...

Meat Industry Wants Consumers Clueless

Michael Greger MD | March 5, 10 at 08:55 AM | Animals

Read More: Factory farming, Ohio, The Humane Society of the United States

Professor Emeritus of Animal Science Peter Cheeke wrote the following in one of his college textbooks on animal agriculture: "One of the best things modern animal agriculture has going for it is that most people... haven't a clue how animals...

My swine flu DVD is now available free

Michael Greger MD | January 26, 10 at 06:06 AM | Lifestyle

Influenza pandemics, triggered by bird or swine flu viruses, have the potential  to kill millions of people. The influenza virus has existed for millions of years as an innocuous intestinal virus of wild ducks. What turned a harmless waterborne...

My 2010 Latest in Nutrition speaking dates

Michael Greger MD | January 23, 10 at 05:28 AM | Health

Every year I scour the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and develop this brand-new talk of the latest in cutting-edge research.  Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific nutrition journals,  I try to dig...