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|PCRM Provides Wellness Policy Resources to School Groups|
As schools around the country prepared to create their federally mandated local wellness policies, PCRM nutritionists created and distributed a list of requirements and resources to help local administrators implement healthy and effective guidelines. Each school&
The Detroit News: U-M to end surgery on dogs Feb. 27, 2009 Michigan Live: University of Michigan agrees to stop using live dogs for medical class Feb. 26, 2009 The Detroit News: U-M ends practice of training surgeons on live dogs Feb. 26, 2009 D
|Agricultural Subsidies' Impact on Health Emphasized in New Institute of Medicine Report|
Federal agricultural subsidies impact public health. That’s according to a report the Institute of Medicine Committee on Public Health Strategies to Improve Health released this week. The report states that federal agriculture subsidies are enacted mainly with agricultural, economic, and trade objectives in mind,
|Agriculture and Health Policies in Conflict: How Subsidies Tax our Health: Agricultural Policies Versus Health Policies|
Agricultural Policies Versus Health Policies One way to evaluate how agricultural support programs affect consumption and thus health is to evaluate their impact on price and food availability. However, the relationship between federal subsidies and retail prices of commodity products is complex, in part
|Washington Post Exposes Government Failure to Replace Animal Testing; PCRM Scientists Quoted|
It isn’t often that the controversy over animal testing makes the cover of a U.S. newspaper. But last month, The Washington Post gave front-page placement to a lengthy exposé of a U.S. government panel that has failed miserably at doing its job: reducing and replacing the use of animals in safety testing
|Farm Bill 2008: Childhood Obesity, Health Disparities, and Federal Nutrition Policy|
Childhood Obesity, Health Disparities, and Federal Nutrition Policy Neal D. Barnard, M.D. Childhood obesity and the adult diseases with which it is associated are major threats to Americans. Overweight and obesity now affect the majority of the U.S. population, increasing the risk of diabetes, hypertension, and h
Increased Calcium Intake Does Not Reduce Bone Fractures or Osteoporosis 5/27/2011 A new study published in the British Medical Journal1 found that people who consumed the highest amounts of calcium did not have a reduction in bone fractures or osteoporosis. In fact, those who consumed the most calcium (more t
|Planned Giving: Gifts of Life Insurance Description|
Your financial projections may indicate that you won't accumulate large blocks of capital during your lifetime, or that your family will have first call on your estate. You want to make a significant gift to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, but wonder if you'll find the resources to do so. Life insur
|Agriculture and Health Policies in Conflict: How Subsidies Tax our Health: Conclusion and References|
Conclusion Current programs that subsidize feed grains or provide direct subsidies and other supports for meat or dairy production are at odds with federal health recommendations. From a public health perspective, altering federal agricultural policies is a key part of addressing the epidemics of obesity
|Put Agricultural Subsidies on a Diet|
Last week, just days after the marriage of his son, Prince Charles was in Washington, D.C., delivering an important warning against destructive agricultural policies. The Prince’s speech echoed that PCRM and others have voiced for years. A recent article in theNew York Timesshowed that Capitol Hill is finally r
|National Conference on Childhood Obesity|
Confronting the Epidemic through Nutrition Research and Policy Thursday, June 18 to Friday, June 19, 2009 Washington, D.C. On June 18 and 19, top scientists and policy experts shared groundbreaking research and proposed unique solutions to the childhood obesity epidemic. Explore this site or visit the Twitter cov
|Your Right to Know: Understanding Animal Experiments in Your Community|
Selecting a Facility or Experiment Animals in Education Collecting Information Bringing in the Law
|The 2008 Farm Bill: A Disappointment in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity|
The 2008 Farm Bill recently enacted into law by Congress is a dramatic disappointment. The number one cause of death in this country is chronic disease related to the over-consumption of fat and cholesterol—yet the new Farm Bill continues to support, in the main, the production of foods high in fat, sugar
|PCRM Elected Secretariat of ICAPO|
PCRM scientists are using their expertise to end chemical tests on animals at an international level. Four years ago, the International Council on Animal Protection at OECD (ICAPO) formed to advocate for policies that will reduce the number of animals used in chemical tests and eliminate animal tests that have non-