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 June 2011 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

New Dietary Guideline Icon at Odds with Federal Food SubsidiesBreaking News! USDA Replaces Food Pyramid with Plate
Earlier this year, PCRM urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to replace the Food Pyramid with PCRM’s Power Plate. Today, the USDA unveiled its new food plate that recommends Americans fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables. But it’s at odds with agriculture subsidies that promote high-fat, high-calorie food products. See USDA’s New Plate > 


Lea Michele Champions Chimpanzees

Glee Star Lea Michele Champions Chimpanzees
Glee star Lea Michele is urging the federal government to save 14 chimpanzees recently moved to a Texas laboratory for use in painful experiments. Read Michele’s Letter >


worst "healthy" fast foodSubway Sub, McDonald’s Oatmeal Among Five Worst “Healthy” Fast Foods
More sugar than five Twinkies. More fat than a cheesesteak. PCRM’s new report finds some items marketed as “healthy” by fast-food chains are packed with more fat, sodium, or sugar than many people should eat in an entire day. Letter to McDonald's CEO >


End of Animal Use for Trauma TrainingRecent Victories: End of Animal Use for Trauma Training in Sight
Trauma training programs across the country continue to switch from live animals to medical simulators. Thanks to your efforts, Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are the latest. Holdouts >

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John Salley for Agricultural Subsidy ReformDetroit Piston Joins Physicians to Ask for Agricultural Subsidy Reform
The best way to support our farmers and the health of every American is to encourage production of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. That’s the message former NBA champ John Salley and PCRM member physicians recently sent Sen. Debbie Stabenow. Billions Spent >


Pediatrics Victory Saves Animals and BabiesPediatrics Victory Helps Animals and Babies
PCRM recently called on Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, to stop the inhumane use of cats for intubation training in its pediatrics residency program. The hospital listened and now uses humane simulation methods. Watch Simulator Demo >

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William and Kate get advice on Dr. Barnard's BlogDr. Barnard Joins the Blogosphere
Dr. Barnard’s Blog is the new spot to find his late-breaking commentary on everything from updates on PCRM’s campaigns to end animal use in medical education to wedding cake advice for Prince William and Kate. Movie Recommendation >


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PCRM in the News

E! covers Lea Michele's chimpanzee letter

The Denver Post covers PCRM's "Five Worst 'Healthy' Fast Foods" report

The Tennessean covers PCRM's latest ATLS campaign victory

Chicago Tribune quotes PCRM animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D., on virtual dissection

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New York’s Daily News prints op-ed by PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., on banning foods stamps for unhealthy foods

The New York Times prints letter by Dr. Balcombe on virtue in animals




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