government and food policy

The Physicians Committee

government and food policy

Resolution Urges OEHHA to Add Cancer-Causing Processed Meat to Prop 65

SACRAMENTO—SCR 100, a resolution introduced in the California State Legislature by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), urges the Office of Environment Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to add processed meat—such as hot dogs, bacon, and deli meat—to California’s list of substances known to cause cancer, as required under Proposition 65.

JAMA Commentary Exposes Food Industry’s Skewed Science

The JAMA article, by Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., with Walter C. Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H., and Eric L. Ding, Sc.D., both from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, targets meta-analyses, large studies that can be misused, potentially duping the press, public, and policymakers about foods and serving the interests of the food industry.