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Food Integrity Campaign Blog

Trump Nominates “Pink Slime” Advocate for Top Food Safety Role

FIC Staff | November 27, 2018

Donald Trump nominates so many unqualified people for positions within his administration that it’s almost laughable. Trump’s picks leave much to be desired – especially where science is concerned! Compared to the others, Dr. Mindy Brashears appears to have the requisite expertise to serve as USDA’s Undersecretary for Food Safety. But look deeper, and you’ll […]

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Cell-Based Meat: The Great Debate

Food Integrity Campaign | November 7, 2018

Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) staff spent two days at a recent joint meeting of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about cell-based meat. FIC defends transparency and truth-telling in the food system, a position that often leads us to criticize the industrial meat and poultry industry. Watching this meeting […]

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A Compassionate, Sustainable Alternative to Conventional Meat?

Food Integrity Campaign | November 6, 2018

Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) whistleblower clients have revealed serious problems with modern meat production: mistreated animals, unsafe working conditions, and food safety hazards. Proponents of a new technology called cell-based meat aim to circumvent many problems altogether through a completely new production system. In short, cell-based meat involves taking cells from an animal, using those […]

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Update: NC Hog Farms and the Fallout from Hurricane Florence

Food Integrity Campaign | September 21, 2018

Last week, the Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) warned that Hurricane Florence would wreak havoc on industrial hog facilities in North Carolina, leading to health and environmental disaster. This week, we can confirm those fears. Early counts from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) already reflect devastating pollution from hog waste and animal deaths. […]

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Whistleblowers in the path of Hurricane Florence warn of overflowing swine waste lagoons

Food Integrity Campaign | September 13, 2018

            Note: As climate change brings more intense and more frequent storms, we urge policymakers and corporations to take action to reduce harm from industrial hog operations. Our thoughts are with the people and animals in the path of Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence is set to hit roughly 3,300 open […]

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Review: ‘Eating Animals’ Skewers Factory Farming

June 14, 2018

This article originally appeared in the New York Times. by Ben Kenigsberg For the last 36 hours, since seeing “Eating Animals,” I have had trouble consuming meat. O.K., I had some lox, but probably only because the movie doesn’t deal with ocean fish. Christopher Quinn’s documentary makes a persuasive, far-ranging case against factory farming, which […]

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‘Bacon Defender’ Video Game Ridicules Trump’s Pork Deregulation

March 23, 2018

This article was originally published on Myrecipes.com by Mike Pomranz Even if you can’t think of anything else nice to say about Donald Trump, you have to admit that the man is incredibly impervious to criticism. He’ll gladly rebuff detractors on Twitter, brush off questions that don’t fit his narrative, and name-call entire news institutions. […]

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Food Integrity Campaign Launches Game to Raise Awareness about USDA’s Proposed Hog Slaughter Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | March 22, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, the Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) released an online game, “Bacon Defender.” The game is FIC’s newest advocacy tool to fight the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS), a rule that deregulates pork inspection and in the process threatens worker safety, public health, and animal welfare. Bacon […]

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Announcing: Bacon Defender (with Veggie Mode)

March 20, 2018

The Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is excited to launch Bacon Defender (bacondefender.org), our newest advocacy tool in the effort to stop Trump-era deregulation of the pork industry. We created this satirical game to challenge Trump’s pork rule by 1) raising awareness about how the rule endangers public health, animal welfare, and worker rights, and 2) […]

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Fighting for Food Whistleblowers in the Legal System

Food Integrity Campaign | March 2, 2018

The student ACLU chapter at Georgetown University Law School invited Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) Director Amanda Hitt to speak about the challenges of representing food system whistleblowers. Also on the panel was attorney David Muraskin from FIC ally Public Justice. Amanda and David both described how agribusiness impedes food system whistleblowers—and how we’re fighting back! […]

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