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The Five Worst Contaminants in Chicken Products
06/25/2013 - A Report from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Summer 2013 Americans eat a staggering 84 pounds of chicken per person a year.1 But nutrition experts with the Physicians Committee warn that most consumers are unaware that feces, toxic chemicals, superbugs, carcinogens, and cholesterol are likely hidin
Fecal Contamination on Retail Chicken Products in the Buffalo, N.Y., Area
11/27/2012 - A Report from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine November 2012 Feces contaminate 63 percent of retail chicken products in the Buffalo, N.Y., area, according to tests conducted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). So as Buffalo-area football fans consume countless wings while the
Chicken Should Carry Feces Warning Label
04/17/2012 - Buy a chicken from any grocery store in America and you are likely to get more than you bargained for. Feces taint one in every two supermarket chickens, according to testing recently conducted by an independent laboratory at PCRM’s request. The problem seems to be widespread. We collected chicken products from
Fecal Contamination in Retail Chicken Products
04/10/2012 - A Report from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine April 2012 Fecal contamination is surprisingly common on chicken products in grocery stores. In this study, scientists with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine tested chicken products sold by 15 grocery store chains in 10 U.S. cities for th
The Origin of U.S. Dietary Guidelines
12/28/2010 - Current U.S. dietary policies still reflect the basic design of the food guides from the early part of this century. In 1894, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed the first food composition tables and dietary standards for Americans. In 1916, the first daily food guides appeared in U
There's No Room for Chicken in a Healthy Diet
12/11/2010 - Q: Why has chicken become so popular? A:Unbeknownst to them, chickens have played center stage in a grand marketing campaign by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and chicken farmers aimed to promote chicken as some sort of "health food." With 9 billion chickens eaten each year in the U
The Worst Low-Carb Restaurant Entrées
03/01/2004 - The Worst Low-Carb Restaurant Entrées   A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine March 2004 As the food industry tries to cash in on the low-carbohydrate craze, many restaurant chains are adding menu items labeled “low-carb,” &

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