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  December 2008 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Airport Gate Vegan Stromboli Among Offerings on List of Airports with Most Healthful Food
Holiday travelers should have little trouble finding a healthful meal in many of the nation’s busiest airports—including Dallas, Detroit, and Chicago—according to PCRM’s 2008 Airport Food Review. But the report, now in its eighth year, also found that airports in Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Washington lag far behind. Read More >

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Border CollieVictories! Idaho State Stops Killing Dogs; University of Tennessee Stops Killing Pigs
In November, PCRM persuaded Idaho State University to end the cruel and unnecessary use of dogs in Advanced Trauma Life Support courses. And after a two-year effort, we persuaded the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine to improve its surgery classes by replacing live animals with modern teaching tools. Read more >

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Jennifer LandonActress Jennifer Landon Honors Father in Cancer Project Campaign
Pancreatic cancer took the life of actor Michael Landon, star of Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and Highway to Heaven. Now, his daughter, actress Jennifer Landon, is paying tribute to her father in a The Cancer Project public awareness campaign on the importance of protecting your family by feeding them healthful, cancer-preventing foods. Read more >

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Grilled Chicken Burger King Alerts Customers to Cancer-Causing Chemical in Grilled Chicken
PCRM recently found out that you really can “have it your way” at Burger King. The Miami-based company settled a lawsuit by agreeing to warn customers that its grilled chicken entrées contain PhIP, a cancer-causing compound. As part of its agreement with PCRM, Burger King has posted warning signs in its California restaurants. Learn more >

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RabbitPCRM Partners with American Chemistry Council and EPA to Seek Alternatives to Animal Testing
Since 1999, PCRM has successfully worked to reduce animal use in toxicity testing of chemicals regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. As a result, the American Chemistry Council has asked PCRM to join an expert panel to assess future chemical assessment plans submitted by manufacturers and suggest ways to protect human health and the environment and avoid animal testing. Read more >

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FacebookYou Could Be PCRM Facebook Fan 2,009 in ’09
PCRM is making New Year’s resolutions—including staying in touch with our many PCRM acquaintances and finding more PCRM fans. Friends like you can help us keep our resolutions by visiting the PCRM Facebook page. We have nearly 1,000 Facebook fans, but in 2009 we’d like you or one of your friends to be our 2,009th Facebook fan. Read more >

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