Just the Facts
And They Can’t Drive, Either
This summer, an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashed into a home in Mount Pleasant, Wis.—the second crash involving a Wienermobile in less than two years.
Several groups are pushing to establish a special vegetarian license plate in Virginia. The proposed design features images of carrots, peas, and peppers and says “Vegetarian: For animals, for the earth, for health.”
No Butter, Please
Many whole grain snack foods and cereals are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants called polyphenols, according to a study presented at this year’s National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Researchers found that popcorn has the highest levels of healthy antioxidants among snack foods.
Two researchers conducting immunosuppression experiments on rhesus macaques reportedly lied about their methods and falsified data in 16 research papers and several grant applications over the past eight years, according to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity.
Fast Food Comes to North Korea
North Korea’s first fast-food restaurant has opened in Pyongyang, serving minced meat and bread with kimchi (pickled cabbage), fries, and beer.
Half a Trillion Dollars for Fat
A 10 percent sales tax on fattening foods could raise $522 billion in one decade, according to a new study.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that companies registering antimicrobial cleaning products can now use a combination of three nonanimal tests in place of the Draize eye irritancy test, a painful test that involves pouring chemicals into rabbits’ eyes. This initiative could fully replace the use of animals to test antimicrobial cleaning products for eye irritation.
A Ripened Memory
Chimpanzees remember the exact location of their favorite fruit trees and can single out a specific tree in a patch of more than 12,000 others. They also recall how productive each tree is and will travel farther to visit trees that yield more fruit.
PCRM Illustrations - Doug Hall