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Blog Archive for September 2013

Fecal Chunks in Pork: The Other Contaminated Meat

Friday, Sep 20, 2013   Dr. Neal Barnard   animal products


The USDA is moving forward with its plan to cut the number of meat inspectors at pig slaughterhouses nationwide, despite reports of increased fecal contamination from facilities currently testing the program. Similar guidelines are currently in place at dozens of chicken processing plants, resulting in fewer inspectors examining a greater number of carcasses at faster speeds for visible fecal matter.

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2013: Who Takes Care of the Caregivers?

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013   Dr. Neal Barnard   Alzheimer's disease


Imagine you’re on an airplane. Your child is in the seat on your left. Your aging mother on your right. The plane hits some turbulence. You jostle in your seat. The plane hits significantly more turbulence, and the oxygen masks drop from the ceiling. You slip on your mask, as instructed. But then you look from your child to your mother, wondering which one to help first. Nearly half of adults in the United States are in a parallel situation every day.

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