This program broadcast on KGNU’s science show. To hear the interview, LISTEN to the show.
We look at the strange rise in autoimmune diseases, allergies and asthma, with experts from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center and with National Jewish Health Immunlogist Andy Liu in Denver. And, we explore whether genetically modified crops might be increasing our chance of getting ill, with Agricultural Scientist, Charles Benbrook of The Organic Center.
In this report, Shelley Schlender discusses many questions regarding auto-immune disease, and she focuses on the hygiene hypothesis with health experts who suggest that our society has become so “clean” that, in some ways, it makes us sick.
Go here for extended interviews with Charles Benbrook, Andy Liu, Carol Shilson, Stefano Guandalini.