The Physicians Committee

News Release - cheese

Cheese Causes Foodborne Illness Deaths

Yet another reason to escape The Cheese Trap: Two people have died from eating cheese from Vulto Creamery that was contaminated with listeria bacterium. The same outbreak hospitalized six others nationwide.

Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., Offers Tips on How to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet With His New Book, The Cheese Trap, and PBS Special, The Energy-Weight Loss Solution

The Cheese TrapWASHINGTON—Nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., dishes out advice in his 18th book, The Cheese Trap (Grand Central Life & Style; Feb. 28, 2017), to make the transition to a plant-based diet seamless.

USDA’s $20 Million Cheddar Bailout Aggravates Disease in Economically Disadvantaged

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Oct. 11 that it would purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese and distribute it to food assistance programs, a decision denounced by the Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors—which recently asked the White House to block the USDA’s plan to buy 11 million pounds of cheese

Physicians Ask USDA to Use Cheese to Fill Potholes in Washington, D.C.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine today asked the White House to block the USDA from sending 11 million pounds of cheese to schools and food assistance programs and asked that the cheese be used instead to fill potholes in Washington, D.C.