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04/01/2014 - RESEARCH ETHICS By Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H. CANCER Mice Experiments Shed No Light on Human Brain Tumors The development of medulloblastoma—a type of brain tumor—is significantly different between genetically engineered mice and humans, according to a new review from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Researc
02/28/2014 - Letter to School Lunch Professionals March 1, 2014 Dear School Food Service Professional, Today marks the beginning of a month dedicated to creating awareness about the risk of colorectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and wome
1907 New York Times Article Shows that Meat Causes Cancer. A century later, many people still haven’t heard the news.
12/30/2013 - In a recent NPR debate about the risks of meat-eating, I put forward the proposition that meat causes cancer. Judging by faces in the audience, this was a new idea. While everyone understands the link between cancer and cigarettes, the link with meat has somehow escaped notice. I cited two enormous studies—the 2
Meat Consumption and Cancer Risk
07/13/2012 - The World Health Organization has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30 percent of all cancers in Western countries and up to 20 percent in developing countries. When cancer researchers started to search for links between diet and cancer, one of the
Foodborne Illness
09/15/2010 - Foodborne Illness Foodborne diseases are a serious and growing problem. Foodborne diseases cause an estimated 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. Experts estimate that the yearly cost of all foodborne diseases
Organic Meats Are Not Health Foods
09/09/2010 - Organic Meats Are Not Health Foods So-called organic meats are sold as a means for people to reduce their exposure to hormones and chemical toxins. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that animals raised on an organic operation must be fed organic feed and given access to the outdoors. They a
Physicians' Group Responds to Smear Tactics by American Meat Institute and Tobacco/Meat Industry Front Group
08/07/2008 - Washington—The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) responds to news releases published recently by the “Center for Consumer Freedom” (CCF), a group funded by the tobacco, meat, and junk food industries, and the American Meat Institute (AMI), a meat-industry organization that prom
Prevent E. Coli by Changing Your Diet
10/05/2007 - By Susan Levin, R.D. This opinion piece was published Oct. 5, 2007, in The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Worried about beef? If the Topps Meat recall made you think twice about biting into a burger, you aren't alone. The company recently recalled almost 22 million pounds of frozen hamburger because of possible E
The Five Worst Foods to Grill: 2005
08/01/2005 - A Report by PCRM's Cancer Project August 2005 Three out of four American households own a barbecue grill, according to the Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Association. Yet many consumers are unaware that

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