September 2016 Issue

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September 2016 The Physicians Committee 

Theaters Ban ‘Sausage Party’ Cancer Ad

Dr. Barnard Break the Meat Habit YouTube video

Sausage Party, an R-rated animated comedy, opened in 3,103 theaters in August. Some moviegoers should have seen an ad warning of sausage’s link to colorectal cancer. But theaters selling hot dogs banned a Physicians Committee ad. Watch >

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White House: Stop USDA from Sending Cheese to Schools

Cheese Potholes

The Physicians Committee asked the White House to block the USDA from sending 11 million pounds of cheese to schools and food assistance programs. Potholes >

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Complaints Against Animal Use in North and South Carolina Medical Training

Complaints Against Animal Use in North and South Carolina Medica

Hundreds of media outlets covered the Physicians Committee’s recent federal complaints against the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for using live animals in emergency medicine training. Alternatives >

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Ensuring Lautenberg Act Has Resources to Minimize Animal Testing

Ensuring Lautenberg Act Has Resources to Minimize Animal Testing

The EPA needs to dedicate resources to ensure the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act successfully reduces and replaces animal testing, says a new Physicians Committee commentary for Bloomberg BNA. Commentary > 

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TOP TWEETS OF THE MONTH

Watch Rich Roll talk about how to eat like an olympian

 

UNC's use of live pigs in training doctors comes under fire

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The Hill posts a blog by the Physicians Committee’s Agustina Saenz, M.D., M.P.H., on incorporating plant-based eating patterns into federal nutrition policy.

The Associated Press covers Physicians Committee complaints against animal use in emergency medicine training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina.