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ACT NOW: Stop USDA from Ditching the Organic Animal Welfare Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | January 16, 2018

Dear FIC Supporter, Today you have an opportunity to speak on behalf of animal welfare. Organic producers and USDA have worked together for over a decade to create a standard for animal welfare on organic livestock and poultry farms. While many producers follow an excellent standard of care, some large facilities raise animals under the […]

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Plant Based News: Meat Industry Calls ‘Assault by Demon Vegans’ Major Challenge for 2018

December 13, 2017

By Emily Court This article was originally published on Plant Based News. Activism and plant-based products were called major threats to the animal agriculture industry by agribusiness news site Feedstuffs this month. The article, Six greatest ag challenges for 2018, lists six anticipated hurdles – and highlights effects of veganism, calling activist activity like undercover filming an […]

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GAO: Safety Loophole Puts Meat and Poultry Processing Workers at Risk of Chemical Exposure

Food Integrity Campaign | December 13, 2017

By Sarah Borron As part of processing, raw meat and poultry are routinely sprayed with chemicals that prevent bacterial growth. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported just last week that while our government works to prevent those chemicals from passing on to consumers, it’s not so careful in making sure the workers who process the […]

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Government Report Corroborates FIC Whistleblowers: Workers Stifled and Unsafe at Meat and Poultry Plants

Food Integrity Campaign | December 11, 2017

By Sarah Borron The Government  Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government’s watchdog agency, just released a report entitled, “Better Outreach, Collaboration, and Information Needed to Help Protect Workers at Meat and Poultry Plants.” It’s no secret that meat and poultry slaughter and processing are among the most dangerous jobs in America. This blistering GAO report […]

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High Plains Journal: Farm groups urge Trump to implement Farmer Fair Practices Rules

December 1, 2017

This article was originally published by the High Plains Journal. A coalition of 82 farm, rural and consumer groups are urging President Donald Trump to implement the Farmer Fair Practices Rules via executive order. The rules would provide the most basic of protections to American family farmers and ranchers who are enduring unfair and abusive practices […]

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Mother Jones: Inside the Bold New Animal Liberation Movement: No Masks, No Regrets, All the Risk

November 7, 2017

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones. When Julianne Perry first met the calf this summer, the animal was lying listlessly in a wooden crate on top of narrow slats, caked in her own dried diarrhea. Maggots crawled on her body. Just a few days old, she was emaciated. As she tried to get up, her […]

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Speedy Decision: Are Poultry Processors Pushing Safety Limits?

October 25, 2017

This article originally appeared on WKMS. The poultry industry is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow faster work speeds at some facilities that slaughter and package chickens. The industry says a new inspection program allows them to process hundreds of birds per minute. But, worker and food safety advocates worry about higher speed […]

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The Epoch Times: Chinese Chickens Now on US Dinner Tables

October 24, 2017

China has sold rat meat billed as lamb, gutter oil billed as cooking oil and baby formula contaminated with melamine. In the U.S. its pet food killed many dogs and cats in 2007. But this spring the U.S. agreed to import cooked chickens from China. Why? Because China agreed to accept U.S. beef imports after a 13-year […]

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White House Sells Out Public Health for Chinese Poultry Profits

Food Integrity Campaign | October 13, 2017

The Trump Administration has put the wellbeing of our children at risk. A bilateral trade deal between China and the United States formalized in May permits China to sell cooked poultry—mainly chicken and duck—to the United States. In return, the US beef industry is allowed access to China’s $2.5 billion market. The first delivery of […]

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FIC to Agriculture Secretary Perdue: Slow Down Poultry Line Speeds!

Food Integrity Campaign | September 11, 2017

The Honorable Sonny Perdue Secretary of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250 Dear Secretary Perdue, On behalf of USDA whistlelowers who have reached out to the Government Accountability Project’s (GAP) Food Integrity Campaign to voice dissatisfaction with dangerously fast poultry line speeds, we write you in opposition of […]

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