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Food Integrity Campaign Blog

Groups Outraged by Judge’s Ruling on Kauai Pesticide Law

Sarah Damian | August 26, 2014

FIC joins Kauai residents in expressing outrage over a judge’s ruling yesterday regarding a lawsuit to block implementation of the County’s pesticide transparency law. Magistrate Judge Barry M. Kurren ruled that Ordinance 960, which requires chemical companies to disclose pesticide use information and create buffer zones around sensitive areas, is pre-empted by state law. The […]

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Chemical Use Still Causing Trouble in Meat and Poultry Industry

Alyssa Doom | August 21, 2014

What are companies using to clean off your meat these days? Most employees working in processing plants don’t know either. But reports from USDA inspectors about health problems related to chemicals continue to pour in here at FIC, and fingers are pointing at antimicrobial cleaners. Companies use a wide variety of chemicals to remove bacterial […]

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Building a Community of Truth-Tellers to Answer Daunting ‘What’s for Dinner’ Question (VIDEO)

Amanda Hitt | August 12, 2014

The following piece first appeared in the Huffington Post. Across the nation, millions of Americans are asking the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” It used to be as simple as choosing between chicken and beef, but today the choices have become considerably more nuanced. It’s now a matter of free-range and “all natural,” gluten-free or […]

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TakePart: How Do You Recruit a Food Industry Whistleblower?

August 7, 2014

By WILLY BLACKMORE If you’re a USDA meat inspector or a researcher at a biotech firm, Googling “whistle-blower rights” from a company computer is probably not in your best interest. That’s why the people behind the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign have been thinking a lot about smart phones. The group’s newly redesigned website, […]

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Politico: GAP Coming After Pork and Beef

August 7, 2014

By CHASE PURDY Now that the USDA has released its final rule on poultry inspection modernization, the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign is remaking itself to take on a broader array of interests. The campaign’s director, Amanda Hitt, says the group’s next step is to take on slaughter speeds in the pork and beef […]

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Food Safety News: Government Accountability Project Adds New Whistleblower Resources

August 6, 2014

The Government Accountability Project runs a campaign aimed at protecting and empowering employees to speak out against waste, fraud, abuse and violations of the law along the food supply chain. Some of the work of the group’s Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) includes fighting state anti-whistleblower “ag-gag” laws, shaming the poultry industry’s heavy use of chemicals, […]

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New Food Whistleblower Website Launches Video and Community Action Hub

Food Integrity Campaign | August 5, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Government Accountability Project announced the launch of a mobile-friendly website redesign for its Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) at www.FoodWhistleblower.org. The Campaign aims to protect and empower employees who speak out against waste, fraud, abuse or violations of law along the food supply chain. The new site features a short animated […]

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USDA Caves to Industry But Fight Isn’t Over

Alyssa Doom | August 1, 2014

Though extremely disappointed with the release of USDA’s new poultry inspection rule yesterday, FIC isn’t backing down in our fight against the problematic model. We will continue to fight to ensure that it is not expanded to other species. FIC and a coalition of consumer groups have been fighting this flawed plan since federal inspectors […]

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FIC Statement on Public Release of USDA’s Poultry Inspection Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | July 31, 2014

(Washington, DC) – The Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) expressed outrage today over the White House’s decision to send the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s poultry inspection rule back to the agency for public release. FIC Director Amanda Hitt stated: “The USDA has apparently made some changes to the initial regulation, but whatever is […]

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FIC Director Amanda Hitt Speaks at Whistleblower Summit

Alyssa Doom | July 31, 2014

Have you taken some time to commend a truth-teller lately? To celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, our colleagues at the Government Accountability Project, whistleblowers, and other advocates gathered in Washington DC yesterday to honor whistleblowers’ brave contributions to society at the 2014 Whistleblower Summit. As their protections have improved over the past few years, whistleblowers […]

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