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FIC Calls for Investigation into Collusion Between Monsanto, EPA

Food Integrity Campaign | March 21, 2017

Last week, a Bloomberg story revealed that an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official boasted to an executive at the agri-giant Monsanto Company about “killing” another investigation into safety concerns over Roundup, a controversial weed-killer. If collusion did in fact take place, Monsanto and the EPA need to be held accountable. FIC and its coalition colleagues […]

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Arkansas Seeks to Pass Anti-Whistleblower Bill for Fourth Time

Food Integrity Campaign | March 8, 2017

The truth demands constant vigilance. And right now, we need all eyes on Arkansas. No rest for the weary, friends, as the lull in Ag-Gag legislation has sadly come to an end. Although GAP’s Food Integrity Campaign fights Ag-Gag every day in courts of law, we were all very much enjoying the break from new […]

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Trump Signs Worrying “2-for-1” Order That Could Harm Food Safety, Animal Welfare, and the Environment

Food Integrity Campaign | January 31, 2017

What’s all this “two-for-one” business about? Earlier this week, President Trump signed an unprecedented and illogical executive order requiring “all executive agencies, including those responsible for overseeing banking, pensions, the environment, health, transportation, and workplace safety” to slash two regulations for every new one proposed. This ill-planned effort was presumably put in place by the […]

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CRISPR Will Revolutionize the Food We Eat — If We Let It

Food Integrity Campaign | January 18, 2017

A new technology is set to transform life as we know it. CRISPR, short for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, has revolutionized the field of biology by allowing scientists to edit genomes far more easily and quickly than in the past. The potential uses of CRISPR are far-ranging and profound, beginning with better treatments […]

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“Spicing” Up Your Holiday Season: A Chat with Whistleblower Jim Byron

Food Integrity Campaign | November 23, 2016

With Thanksgiving just a day away, families nationwide are flocking to their local supermarkets in a last-minute effort to buy products necessary for the ideal holiday feast: turkeys, candied yams, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, among others. Also flying off the shelves will be a variety of spices—cinnamon for hot cider, nutmeg for pumpkin pie, and […]

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Protect Farmers Keeping Big Chicken Accountable

Amanda Hitt | June 3, 2016

The truth is trending in the poultry industry. More and more brave farmers are speaking out and seeking assistance from GAP’s Food Integrity Campaign to expose Big Chicken’s greedy practices. Eric Hedrick, a West Virginia poultry farmer contracted with Pilgrim’s Pride, sought our help after going public with concerns about diseased birds that look like […]

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U.S. House Passes Anti-Farmer Amendment to 2017 Budget

Food Integrity Campaign | April 28, 2016

This blog was cross-posted from the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) blog. By Sally Lee For the sixth time, members of Congress in the Ag Appropriations Committee have blocked implementation of regulations to protect farmers through a backdoor measure. But this time, their infamous “GIPSA rider” barely passed in this House committee, as several long-time […]

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USDA, Confusing Modernization with Privatization?

Amanda Hitt | April 11, 2016

Let’s just be clear about this. The new pork inspection model is not about modernization; it’s about privatization. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, Alfred Almanza, seems to have a lot to say about modernizing the USDA’s inspection system lately. From what I’ve read, it appears that Mr. Almanza intends to expand a […]

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Tennessee’s Ag Gag (Modeled After North Carolina Law) Didn’t Last Long

Sarah Damian | February 10, 2016

The latest in Ag Gag news is certainly a win for transparency advocates. Just three weeks after being introduced in January 2016, Tennessee’s Ag Gag bill has died in the state’s legislature. This is good news for food integrity supporters, and for all those who demand accountability across all corporate sectors. This latest version of […]

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GAP Goes to Court: North Carolina’s Anti-Whistleblower Law Cannot Stand!

Anna Myers | January 13, 2016

The Government Accountability Project (GAP), along with a coalition of watchdog organizations, filed a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s harmful anti-whistleblower legislation. The state’s law, which aims to punish those who conduct undercover investigations of any private entity in North Carolina, is one of the most appalling overt attempts to silence whistleblowers in GAP’s 38-year […]

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