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Reuters: U.S. Pork Plant Program Draws Criticism, Hormel Petition

January 30, 2015

By CAREY GILLAM Processing lines at some U.S. hog slaughterhouses are moving too fast for inspectors to adequately address contamination and food safety concerns, according to an advocacy group that says it has obtained affidavits from four government meat inspectors. In the affidavits, released Friday by the Government Accountability Project, a “whistle-blower protection” organization, the […]

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Inspectors Warn Against USDA’s High-Speed Hog Inspection Program

Food Integrity Campaign | January 30, 2015

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is releasing evidence it has gathered from federal meat inspector whistleblowers who currently work at pork processing plants participating in a high-speed inspection pilot program. These whistleblowers voice concerns regarding the program and warn about the potential public health implications if this plan is instituted on […]

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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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