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 September 2010 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

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egg tainted with salmonella Eggs-tremely Disgusting: Inspectors Uncover Factory Farm Filth in Iowa
Commentary by PCRM nutrition education director Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.
Could it get any worse? Answer: YES. At first, I listened with only half an ear to a radio report about federal inspectors discovering yet more disturbing conditions at one of the egg facilities at the center of the salmonella controversy. It’s become clear that a callous disregard for public health is at the root of the contamination, which has sickened more than 1,500 people. Free Eggless Recipes >


True Blood's Kristin BauerTrue Blood’s Kristin Bauer Opposes Experiments on New Mexico Chimpanzees
Kristin Bauer, who plays a vampire on the TV series True Blood, is sinking her teeth into a real-life drama. She’s urging the National Institutes of Health to halt its plan to move chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico to a laboratory in Texas where they will be used in cruel, invasive experiments. Read Kristin’s Letter >


worst fast-food kids meals

Not-So-Happy Meals: McDonald’s Tops List of Worst Fast-Food Kids Meals
With 840 calories, 37 grams of fat, and about as much sodium as a child should consume in an entire day, McDonald’s Mighty Kids Meal has topped the list of the five most unhealthful fast-food meals marketed to children. The list, based on analysis by PCRM dietitians, also includes meals from Wendy’s, KFC, and A&W, as well as Burger King’s just-released BK Kids Breakfast Meal. Read the Report >


pig used in medicineTulane 'Criminally Liable' for Pig Deaths
Animals in New Orleans have seen their share of suffering: Thousands died during Hurricane Katrina, and thousands more were victims of the recent oil spill. But a new legal complaint could spare the lives of pigs being deliberately killed in Tulane University School of Medicine’s trauma training course. State-of-the-Art Solution >

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21-Day Vegan KickstartKickstart Countdown: Journey to Improved Health Starts Sept. 6
The next 21-Day Vegan Kickstart begins in five days. It’s your chance to go vegan and get healthy. And just in time for back-to-school season, this program features the Kickstart Your Kids’ Health conference call. You’ll learn from two leading pediatricians how the road to lifelong good health starts in childhood. iPhone App >


carcinogen in grilled chickenCarcinogen Found in Grilled Chicken: PCRM Lawsuit Moves Forward
PCRM’s warning-label lawsuit against fast-food restaurants moved forward last month. The State of California Court of Appeal in Los Angeles reversed a lower court’s ruling, putting consumers one step closer to victory. The lawsuit seeks to compel McDonald’s and other chains to post warnings in California restaurants about the cancer risk of grilled chicken. List of Restaurants >


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The Times-Picayune covers PCRM’s campaign to end animal use at Tulane University’s School of Medicine

Cleveland's The Plain Dealer quotes PCRM on egg replacers

The Wall Street Journal covers PCRM’s lawsuit against fast-food chains serving cancer-causing grilled chicken features PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., on 15 Food Myths That Can Kill You

D.C. TV station features PCRM nutrition education director Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., on the five worst fast-food kids meals

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New Jersey’s Star-Ledger publishes letter by PCRM primatologist Debra Durham, Ph.D., in support of the Great Ape Protection Act

The Baltimore Sun prints letter by PCRM director of research policy Hope Ferdowsian, M.D., M.P.H., on animal experiments



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