today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today … “October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and although donating to breast cancer research is encouraged, Breast Cancer Action wants to raise awareness of ‘pinkwashing’ campaigns and remind consumers to think before they buy pink.” – Medical Daily
“Breast Cancer Action coined the term pinkwashing as part of our Think Before You Pink® campaign. Pinkwasher: (pink’-wah-sher) noun. A company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product, but at the same time produces, manufactures and/or sells products that are linked to the disease.”
- “Think Before You Pink: Over Commercialization of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign” – KathleenBarnes.com
- “Pink Fibbin’: Susan G. Komen’s Lies About Breast Cancer” – inthesetimes.com
- “Five myths about breast cancer” – The Washington Post
- How many breast cancer organizations are there? – BreastCancer.org – National Breast Cancer Foundatiom, Inc. – Susan G Komen Breast Care – and hundreds more.
- “But how many of us stop to examine those pink ribbon charities soliciting our support?” asks this article at CharityNavigator.org
- “It’s the great scam of the cancer industry: We’re searching for a cure, they claim! Never mind the fact that they’ve been using this same con since the late 60’s, when they claimed to be only a few million dollars away from curing cancer forever.” – NaturalNews.com
- Lancaster County restaurant inspections– This seems to be a recurring write-up in so many inspections: “The person in charge is not performing the duties as required by the Pa Food Code to actively manage food safety.” – LancasterOnline
- York County restaurant inspections – York Dispatch
Photo source: foodinsight.org
- Three cheers for Theresa Mosby. She’s the “Sanitarian” on these two recent Retail Food Inspection Reports for a high end food serving establishment in Lancaster County. blue pacific 1 and blue pacific 2
- A complete listing of all inspections at food serving facilities in Lancaster, York counties and the entire state, except those in Columbia – Columbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide, is available at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Website.