Press Release: National Balanced Menus Challenge Launch

September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009 Contact: Lena Brook, 415-601-0504, Hospitals Reduce Climate Impact and Promote Health Through “Balanced Menus Challenge” Hospitals Accept Challenge to Reduce Meat Offerings by 20 Percent in 12 Months San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility (SFPSR) has announced the “Balanced Menus Challenge,” a voluntary commitment by healthcare institutions to reduce…

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NPR’s Story on Low Carbon Diets

April 23, 2009

On yesterday’s All Things Considered (NPR), SF PSR President Dr. Robert Gould was interviewed in a story on low-carbon diets. Listen to it (the print version is truncated and somewhat inaccurate) at:

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SF Bay PSR Program Associate Lena Brook Publishes Letter In San Francisco Chronicle

January 23, 2008

Our Food Fueled Growth of Super Bacteria January 23, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Lena Brook, SF Bay PSR program associate and Coordinator of the California Food Work Group, published a letter in today’s Chronicle in response to a January 20th article: “Bacteria Race Ahead of Drugs” about the increased resistance of common pathogenic bacteria to…

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A Look Back At 2007: Policy Work With The California Medical Association

January 14, 2008

A quick look back to 2007 reveals significant success by our chapter in getting two important resolutions through the California Medical Association (CMA). Along with Lucy Crain, MD, Chapter President Robert Gould, MD authored “Modern Chemicals Policy,” a resolution which addresses the burgeoning scientific literature on the effects of industrial chemicals on public health.The resolution…

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