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Farm Bureau Case Challenging EPA’s Right to Share Factory Farm Data Dismissed

Food Integrity Campaign | January 28, 2015

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Government Accountability Project (GAP) applauded a federal judge’s decision to dismiss a challenge brought by the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council against the Environmental Protection Agency in Minneapolis late yesterday. The industry groups were seeking to block the federal agency’s ability to release public information regarding highly […]

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Food Safety News (Op-Ed): Chicken Industry Acts More Like Ostriches

January 27, 2015

By LEAH GARCES Last month, something unprecedented happened that rocked the chicken industry’s world. Perdue contract farmer Craig Watts decided he’d had enough. Together with my organization, Compassion in World Farming, he released a video that gave the public a unique view into the secretive world of the chicken industry. He revealed what the National Chicken Council […]

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Telling a Whistleblower’s Story: Food Tank Summit Recap

Alyssa Doom | January 23, 2015

The Food Integrity Campaign was excited to attend Food Tank’s first annual Food Tank Summit at George Washington University in Washington, DC this week. The two-day summit consisted of a series of expert panels that discussed various ways of creating positive change​s ​in the food system, such as identifying how to decrease food waste and […]

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Washington Ag Gag Bill Likely “Can’t Move Any Further”

Sarah Damian | January 21, 2015

Without brave whistleblowers exposing the truth at factory farms and other stops along the food supply, the public would be completely in the dark about the food they eat. Yet Big Ag and the politicians they lobby are still making desperate attempts to silence truth-tellers. Unsurprisingly, anti-whistleblower Ag Gag bills are back again in several […]

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FIC’s Top 5 Food Integrity Resolutions for 2015

Food Integrity Campaign | January 6, 2015

The Food Integrity Campaign has made a list of New Year’s resolutions for our work protecting whistleblowers and food system transparency, and we hope you can help us achieve each and every one! With the food truth community’s support, we aim to make a difference in 2015. Let’s get started! Our Top 5 Food Integrity […]

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A Holiday Recipe for Food Integrity Supporters

Alyssa Doom | December 15, 2014

Dear Supporters, As a Food Integrity Campaign investigator who works on our whistleblower cases, I know that the news we’ve brought to you this year hasn’t been very appetizing. So to end on a more appealing note, the FIC team would like to share an easy and delicious recipe with you all! My family has […]

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You Can Promote Truth in Agriculture: Lend Your Voice to a Small Farmer!

Sarah Damian | December 8, 2014

The Food Integrity Campaign announced Friday that we are representing contract poultry farmer Craig Watts, who bravely publicized concerns last week that behemoth chicken producer Perdue is being misleading about its animal welfare labels. We know consumers care about these issues, and with your help spreading Craig’s message through social media, you can demand accountability […]

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GAP Represents Chicken Farmer Who Speaks Out against Perdue Practices

Food Integrity Campaign | December 5, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) announced that it will represent Perdue contract farmer Craig Watts. Watts recently publicized allegations involving questionable labeling practices and the mistreatment of chickens. Watts is risking his livelihood to make these important disclosures. GAP, through the Food Integrity Campaign, works to protect and empower honest food […]

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Thank a Food Worker This Week!

Sarah Damian | November 24, 2014

In 2014, how many times have you gone grocery shopping or went out to eat at a restaurant? This week, consider the countless workers who grow, harvest, process, label, inspect, and ship food before it ends up on your dinner plate throughout the year. The Food Integrity Campaign is joining the Food Chain Workers Alliance […]

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Politico: Whistleblower Group Has More NPIS Questions

October 20, 2014

By CHASE PURDY The 15 lawmakers who quizzed the USDA over the effectiveness of its New Poultry Inspection System forgot a few questions, says the Food Integrity Campaign. For example, the whistleblower protection group wants to know: “What does the agency have to say about concerns regarding general spraying of chemicals on all poultry rather […]

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