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  July 2008 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Nutrition Prescription Annual Symposium Presents the Latest in Cancer Research and Policy
Are you a health care professional who is interested in the latest data on diet, cancer, and food policy? Are you wondering how public policy could help protect kids from cancer? Plan to spend August 16 with PCRM’s affiliate The Cancer Project at its third annual Cancer and Nutrition Symposium near Washington, D.C. Read More >

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miceReducing Animal Experiments Across the Globe
PCRM is working on a global scale to save animals from use in toxicity testing—and our work is paying off. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently released its three-year working plan, and thanks to efforts by PCRM and others, the plan contains numerous humane alternatives to toxicity tests using animals. Read more >

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Quantum Wellness author Kathy FrestonOprah Raises Awareness of Vegan Diets
When one of the most influential women in the world recommends something—whether it’s a new novel, a new movie, or a new diet—millions listen. That’s why it was so exciting when TV megastar Oprah Winfrey announced in late May that she would try a 21-day vegan diet. Read more >

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Digital FrogDissection Alternatives Victory
PCRM has worked for more than two decades to promote humane alternatives to the use of animals in science education. That hard work has paid off as more and more states around the nation pass dissection choice policies, and young students everywhere ask for—and receive—humane alternatives to dissection. Now the National Science Teachers Association has announced a revision to its classroom dissection position statement in support of dissection alternatives. Learn more >

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Vegetarian KidPCRM Advocates Healthy Vegan Diets for Children
A recent case of child abuse by “so-called” vegan parents in Scottsdale, Ariz., has raised questions in the media about the safety of meatless diets for children. PCRM dietitians have been busy setting the record straight. Read more >

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The Washington Post blogs about Oprah’s vegan diet and links to NutritionMD.org

Susan Levin, M.D., R.D., interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi radio show about global food prices

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The Christian Science Monitor publishes a letter about world hunger by Susan Levin, M.S., R.D

PCRM member doctor Alireza Falahati-Nini, M.D., writes to the Salt Lake Tribune about Oprah’s vegan diet

PCRM paper on nonanimal testing methods in the Proceedings of the 6th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (PDF)

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