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 January 2012 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Airport Food ReviewAirport Food Review: Detroit Healthiest, Atlanta Falls to Bottom
Roasted beet and pear salad, a quinoa bowl, and other heart-healthy foods are now available in many U.S. airports. According to PCRM’s latest Airport Food Review, 83 percent of restaurants in 15 of the nation’s busiest airports offer at least one low-fat, cholesterol-free meal. But cheeseburgers and chicken wings still clog the terminals at a few airports. Airport Rankings >


Need for Great Ape Protection ActIOM Report Highlights Need to Pass Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
The National Institutes of Health confirmed last month that chimpanzees residing at a nonresearch facility in Alamogordo, N.M., will stay put for now. The announcement came hours after the Institute of Medicine released its landmark report finding that chimpanzees are not needed to develop treatments for a wide range of human illnesses. The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act would permanently end chimpanzee experiments. Your Help Needed >

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Jamie Oliver Worst CookbookJamie Oliver, Paula Deen Make PCRM’s Worst Cookbooks of 2011 List
Jamie Oliver wants to revolutionize school nutrition. But one serving of the Meatball Sandwich in his new cookbook contains more fat than a Big Mac. Paula Deen’s new cookbook also makes PCRM’s Five Worst Cookbooks of 2011. Nutritional Shockers > 


Steve-O Joins 21-Day Vegan KickstartDaredevil Comedian Steve-O Joins 21-Day Vegan Kickstart
Steve-O may be a professional risk-taker, but he doesn’t take chances when it comes to his diet. The newest 21-Day Vegan Kickstart coach has nutrition tips, inspiration, and low-fat plant-based recipes to help you Kickstart your health in 2012. Risk-Free Recipe >


Rabbits Are Used in Cosmetics TestingNew PCRM Survey Shows Demand for Cruelty-Free Personal-Care Products
Seventy-two percent of Americans believe that testing cosmetics on animals is unethical, according to a new independent survey commissioned by PCRM. The survey is summarized in PCRM’s new More Than a Makeup Trend report. Key Findings >


Worst Hospital FoodWorst Hospital Foods Environments: High-Fat Cafeteria Meals and Fast Food
Country-fried steaks, pork chops, and meatball sandwiches. The hospitals named in PCRM’s Five Worst Hospital Food Environments report serve unhealthful foods like these on cafeteria and patient menus and host fast-food restaurants. Hospitals >



Worst Hospital FoodBring Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Classes to Your Community
Teach PCRM’s Food for Life curricula in your town. Health care professionals, chefs, and nutrition instructors can now apply for a training session in Washington, D.C., from May 9 to 11. Application Deadline Feb. 10 >



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