|NEWS RELEASE||October 14, 2002|
Free “Veggie Starter Kits” Available for Concerned Carnivores
Doctors Group Makes Offer in Wake of Largest Meat Recall in U.S. History
WASHINGTON—In response to news of the largest meat recall in U.S. history, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is offering a free 16-page Vegetarian Starter Kit for worried carnivores. A poultry processor in Pennsylvania is recalling more than 27 million pounds of product suspected to be contaminated with listeria.
“It is time to kick the meat habit,” says PCRM president and nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, M.D. “Foodborne pathogens are dangerous, to be sure, but the fat, cholesterol and cancer-causing agents in meat, chicken, pork, and other animal products are far more devastating to public health. Vegetarians enjoy lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, colon cancer, and a number of other diseases.”
PCRM’s kit explains everything someone needs to go vegetarian and includes plenty of great recipes.
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.