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  September 2007 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

caged monkey Physicians Sue California University for Violating Animal Welfare Law
PCRM helped six California physicians take a stand against state funds being used for cruel animal experiments that are both illegal and not scientifically valid. These doctors filed suit against the University of California, San Francisco, for using taxpayer dollars to pay fines for violating the Animal Welfare Act and continuing experiments that are often duplicative and not applicable to humans. Learn more >

school lunchPCRM Report Card Reveals School Lunch Disparities
It’s 12 o’clock: Do you know what your child is eating for lunch? A staggering 80 percent of schools do not meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nutrition requirements. In its sixth School Lunch Report Card, PCRM has determined which school districts make the grade in the lunchroom—and which schools need to make improvements. Read more >

surgeryStony Brook University, Saint Louis University End Animal Labs After Bar Association, PCRM Letters
Two more medical schools have stopped using live animal labs in medical education. Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New York and Saint Louis University School of Medicine join eight others that have stopped using live animals labs in medical student curricula since the beginning of 2006. What you can do >

fruits and veggiesCongress Updates America’s Farm Bill
This year, Congress will be renewing the Farm Bill, a massive piece of federal legislation that provides financial assistance to farmers and helps determine what foods are available in schools and nutrition programs. For the past several months, PCRM has been working with members of Congress to make sure that the Farm Bill stops subsidizing meat products and gives more support to growers of fruits, vegetables, and other healthy options. What you can do >

Neal Barnard, M.D.The Cancer Project Holds Second Annual Symposium
For the second year in a row, The Cancer Project has gathered a group of top researchers from across the country to share the latest news in cancer research. Hundreds of oncologists, nurses, health professionals, dietitians, and Cancer Project Food for Life cooking instructors received breakthrough information about how foods can fight cancer. Read more >


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U.S. News and World Report covers PCRM's School Lunch Report

The St. Petersburg Times writes about Pinellas County receiving an 'A' in PCRM’s School Lunch Report

The Sydney Morning Herald writes a review of Dr. Jonathan Balcombe’s Pleasurable Kingdom

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Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H., speaks out against Covance’s cruelty in the Christian Science Monitor

PCRM nutrition consultant Tim Radak, Ph.D., writes to the Stockton Record about the Farm Bill

The Denver Post publishes neurologist Aysha Akhtar’s letter about genetically bred mice

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