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|Fecal Contamination on Retail Chicken Products in the Buffalo, N.Y., Area|
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
|The Worst Low-Carb Restaurant Entrées|
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,” &
|Fecal Contamination in Retail Chicken Products|
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
|There's No Room for Chicken in a Healthy Diet|
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 Origin of U.S. Dietary Guidelines|
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
|Good Medicine Archive|
2013 Issues Escaping the Research Mousetrap Good Medicine Winter 2013 Vol. XXII, No. 1 Can We End Alzheimer's?
|Chicken Should Carry Feces Warning Label|
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
|PCRM Turns Up the Heat on KFC’s New Grilled Chicken|
Most Americans know that fried chicken is not a healthful food. But when fast-food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken began aggressively marketing grilled chicken as “the better-for-you chicken for health-conscious customers,” many consumers had no idea that KFC’s new product contains chemicals linked
|Billboard Near Ralph Wilson Stadium Warns Football Fans About Tainted Chicken|
More than 50 Percent of Buffalo Chicken Products Are Contaminated with Feces, Tests Show WASHINGTON—A provocative billboard warns Buffalo Bills football fans traveling to the Jacksonville Jaguars game that at least half of the retail chicken products sold in Buffalo, N.Y., are contaminated with feces, according
|Editorial: The Chicken Myth|
Americans eat a lot of chicken. Driven by the hope that chicken is somehow less fattening than beef or pork, Americans now eat more than 1 million chickens per hour. It hasn’t helped. As a group, Americans are fatter than ever. In all likelihood, the chicken
|Grilled Chicken Contains PhIP, a Cancer-Causing Chemical|
Most people know that fried chicken is not a healthy food, but how many realize that consuming grilled chicken can increase the risk of cancer? Tests of KFC’s new Kentucky Grilled Chicken have revealed substantial amounts of a carcinogenic chemical in all samples tested. KFC's grilled chicken items were
|Nearly Half of Supermarket Chicken Tainted by Feces, Testing Finds|
Poultry Products Rarely Tested for Contamination, Cause 1.5 Million Illnesses a Year WASHINGTON—Nearly half the chicken products marketed by national brands and sold in supermarkets are contaminated with feces, according to laboratory test results of chicken samples from 15 grocery store chains in 10 major U.S
|New Study Exposes Cancer Risk in Grilled Chicken Meals at Leading Restaurants|
A new PCRM study in Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal found that grilled chicken items at leading chain restaurants are birds of a feather when it comes to increasing cancer risk. An analysis of 100 grilled chicken items from McDonald’s, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Applebee’s,
|Carcinogen Found in KFC’s New Grilled Chicken|
KFC calls its new Kentucky Grilled Chicken “the better-for-you chicken for health-conscious customers.” But recent PCRM tests of the new grilled chicken revealed substantial amounts of a carcinogenic chemical in all samples tested. A PCRM scientist visited six different KFC stores, obtained two samples
|Playing with Fire: Grilled Chicken Contains Cancer-Causing Compounds|
By Jennifer Reilly, R.D. Health-conscious consumers have long steered clear of the fat and cholesterol in fried chicken. But grilled chicken may be even worse. Cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) have been found in chicken, and the very h