You have a right to know what’s in your food!

October 14, 2011

In a country that labels everything from cosmetics to cleaning agents, it’s surprising that there are no laws in the U.S. requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. Yet 93% of Americans believe GE foods should be labeled. We don’t think that’s right. Many other countries including Japan, Australia, the European Union and even China require…

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50th Anniversary Interview with Dr. Robert Gould!

September 7, 2011

What does the 50th anniversary of PSR signify? The anniversary marks the half-century of work that PSR has done to articulate the primary public health strategy of preventing nuclear war from ever happening. The physicians who founded PSR 50 years ago were part of a larger mass movement within the U.S. and worldwide that had developed…

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Dr. Jeffrey Ritterman Speaks at Urban Agriculture Summit June 3rd

July 11, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey Ritterman also spoke at the West County Urban Agriculture Summit on June 3rd in Richmond, attended by more than 100 people. LaDonna Redmond, Senior Program Associate at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, delivered the keynote address, as she did at the Physical Activity and Nutrition Forum the day before. The goal of…

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Hospitals “Less Meat, Better Meat” Approach Exceeds Expectations

April 20, 2010

Hospitals Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Taking a “Less Meat, Better Meat” Approach to Foodservice:  First-ever Evaluation Finds Reduced-meat Menus in US Hospitals Exceeds Expectations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 20, 2010 Contact: Lena Brook, MES, 415.601.0504, lena@sfbaypsr.org (San Francisco, CA) San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Johns Hopkins Center for a…

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Balanced Menus Project in the Washington Post

March 24, 2010

We are pleased to share this excellent Washington Post article published in Tuesday’s Health Section, featuring our Balanced Menus campaign. Please feel free to circulate widely! Georgetown joins campaign to bring a healthier menu to nation’s hospitals www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/22/AR2010032202870.html By Martha Thomas Special to The Washington Post Tuesday, March 23, 2010 At Georgetown University Hospital, the…

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Hospitals Celebrate National Nutrition Month by Emphasizing Plant-Based Menus

March 11, 2010

SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility News Release Contact: Lena Brook, MES, 415.601.0504, lena@sfbaypsr.org March 2010 Hospitals Celebrate National Nutrition Month by Emphasizing Plant-Based Menus Meat Reduction Intended to Improve Health of People and Climate (San Francisco, CA) Hospitals across the nation – including five Bay Area facilities – are celebrating National Nutrition Month…

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Balanced Menus Campaign Update

November 3, 2009

Donors provided important support in August and September to continue and expand the Balanced Menus campaign.  SFPSR staff members Lena Brook and Lucia Sayre have been hard at work on expanding the reach of this project.  “Lena and Lucia have provided significant leadership in the Bay Area to educating and assisting health care facilities to…

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