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2013-11-06 23:19:40

Hospitals focus on fresh, local foods grown with fewer antibiotics or pesticides. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 A report released Wednesday by Health Care Without Harm and the San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility (SF PSR) shows that 25 percent of hospitals in regions throughout California are now committed to putting sustainable food at the center of their healing mission. The 2013 California Healthy Food in Health Care report highlights the many ways...

2013-10-08 23:22:36

Groups hope to strengthen markets for meat produced without the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Major California health and environmental organizations, including Health Care Without Harm and the San Francisco Bay Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (SF PSR) are meeting with hospitals, meat producers, and supply chain representatives October 7th and 8th in San Francisco Bay Area to decide on a strategy for expanded procurement of...

2013-03-08 16:20:34

... March 11, 2013 NYC News Advisory ... In Highlight of First Day of Conference on Medical Consequences of Fukushima Disaster, U.S. Navy Sailors to Tell Story of Cover-up, Lawsuit Against Japanese Utility NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years after the March 11, 2011 triple meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, two former U.S. Navy sailors who were directly exposed to Fukushima radiation on board the USS Ronald Reagan during the U.S. Navy's...

2012-09-05 06:23:29

Danger Compared to Current Iran-Related Proliferation Concerns, Seen As More Directly Addressable by U.S. WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Physicians for Social Responsibility: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is putting U.S. nuclear non-proliferation policy at risk if it decides not to require a formal nuclear proliferation assessment as part of the licensing process for a uranium laser enrichment facility in...

2012-07-12 06:22:08

Troubling Parallels Seen: The "U.S. Has the Same Colluding System Between Industry, Regulators and Government" WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same underlying "man-made" problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the...

2012-04-25 11:19:13

Amidst Growing Tensions in Asia, India-Pakistan Confrontation Used to Show Dire Consequences Around the Globe; More Than A Billion People Would be at Risk Under "Nuclear Famine" Scenario More than a billion people around the world would face starvation following a limited regional nuclear weapons exchange (such as a clash between India and Pakistan) that would cause major worldwide climate disruption driving down food production in China, the U.S. and other nations, according to a major...

2012-04-24 06:21:27

Amidst Growing Tensions in Asia, India-Pakistan Confrontation Used to Show Dire Consequences Around the Globe; More Than A Billion People Would be at Risk Under "Nuclear Famine" Scenario. CHICAGO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a billion people around the world would face starvation following a limited regional nuclear weapons exchange (such as a clash between India and Pakistan) that would cause major worldwide climate disruption driving down food production in...

2012-04-23 06:23:44

Among Consequences: Major Drop in U.S. and Chinese Agriculture Production Seen in Wake of Nuclear Weapons Exchange; Resulting Famine Would Threaten Lives of the World's Already Malnourished Billion People. April 24, 2012 Daybook/Calendar Item & News Advisory CHICAGO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a new Indian ballistic missile test once again ratcheting up tensions in the South Asia region, a new report to be released Tuesday (April 24, 2012) will show that a...

2012-03-23 23:03:01

Join us as we honor Helen Caldicott, MD for her lifetime dedication to creating a world free of the threat of nuclear weapons. Her tireless education around the globe, her aggressive advocacy and her practice of reminding us of the deleterious health effects of a nuclear explosion have been an inspiration to us all. Helen will be joined in dialogue by Trudy Rubin, Foreign Affairs Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the WHYY studios in...

2012-03-06 12:30:00

One Year After Japanese Disaster, Little or No Movement Seen in U.S. to Improve Response Capability; Complicating Factors: Growing Population Near Nuclear Sites, Aging Reactors & Lack of Gov't Coordination. WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after the Fukushima reactor crisis in Japan, no meaningful progress has been achieved in improving the ability of first responders and medical professionals to react to a disaster on a similar scale in the...