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  December 2007 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Actress Alicia Silverstone PCRM Supporters Bring Support, Publicity to Farm Bill Issues
With pressure mounting for reform, the Farm Bill is still awaiting a vote in Congress. PCRM and its supporters are making sure that the problems with this legislative bonanza for Tyson Foods and other meat companies were at the forefront of discussion in newspapers, on television, and on the Senate floor. Learn more >

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RabbitMoving Beyond Animal Research
Every day, thousands of animals are experimented on or killed to create drugs that will never help a sick human being. In a petition filed November 14 with the FDA, PCRM and an international coalition asked the agency to mandate the use of non-animal testing methods to create safer drugs for American consumers. Read more >

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Teen with veggiesNumber of Teen Vegetarians on the Rise
A recent poll found that the number of vegetarian teenagers choosing fruits and vegetables over chicken nuggets and hot dogs is growing—rapidly. The latest Harris Interactive poll found that the number of vegetarian teens has tripled in the last 10 years. Three percent of teenagers now consider themselves vegetarians, up from 1 percent in 1997. Learn more >

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hospitalized babyFind Humane Health Charities the Easy Way
Are your donations to health charities really cruelty free? Many people give to health charities without realizing they are indirectly supporting animal experiments. The Humane Charity Seal of Approval helps donors separate charities that fund animal experiments from those that provide vital services or advance research without the use of animals. How you can help >

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Neal Barnard, M.D.Diabetes Experts Educate Health Professionals About the Power of Vegan Diet
To help health care professionals stay up to date on the latest diet and diabetes news, PCRM experts hit the road. PCRM’s director of diabetes education and care Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C.-ADM, C.D.E., and PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., are hosting four continuing medical education sessions across the country. Read more >

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PCRM in the News

U.S. News & World Report covers the Mandatory Alternatives Petition

E! Online covers Alicia Silverstone’s Farm Bill voice message to PCRM members

Christian Science Monitor mentions many of PCRM’s efforts to reform the Farm Bill

The Toronto Star features PCRM research scientist Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D.

PCRM Publications

Neal Barnard, M.D., writes to ABCNews.com about a vegetarian Thanksgiving

San Diego Union Tribune publishes Farm Bill op-ed by PCRM member doctor Nancy Harrison

The Kansas City Star prints a letter about beef and cancer by Jennifer Reilly, R.D.

PCRM president Neal Barnard’s opinion piece appears in the St. Paul Pioneer Press

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