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Safety and Health Magazine: NELP to USDA: Faster Poultry-Processing Line Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’

June 22, 2020

Note: this article featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. NELP to USDA: Faster Poultry-Processing Line Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’ Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service in April approved 15 poultry processing plants’ requests to increase line speeds 25% – despite […]

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Food Safety News: North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment

June 16, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment North Carolina’s 5-year-old Property Protection Act, the first state law to use civil action rather than criminal law, to discourage undercover animal welfare investigations, contains unconstitutional elements. Chief Judge Thomas D. […]

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COVID- 19 Outbreaks in NC: Symptoms of a Sick System 

FIC Staff | June 4, 2020

COVID- 19 Outbreaks in NC: Symptoms of a Sick System  By Sally Lee Tyson Foods recently disclosed that 570 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at their Wilkesboro chicken processing plant. In this unprecedented time, we must take care to not be divided by the meat industry’s all-too familiar blame shifting tactics. The Trump administration’s official response to this crisis in meat plants has been to simultaneously declare […]

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Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture   

FIC Staff | May 18, 2020

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture    For decades, whistleblowers have told us that it is dangerous when Big Ag puts profits over people. Companies such as Tyson, JBS, and Smithfield, which have historically bulldozed independent businesses to gain control of our meat supply, have built fragile global supply chains in […]

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When We Talk About Animals: Amanda Hitt on Why the Animal Agriculture Industry Needs Whistleblowers

March 11, 2020

Note: this podcast, featuring our Food Integrity Campaign Director Amanda Hitt, was originally published here. Amanda Hitt on Why the Animal Agriculture Industry Needs Whistleblowers In an age where almost everything we eat is produced outside of public view, whistleblowers are critical to maintaining the integrity of our food systems. These principled insiders are often the […]

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Vote Now to See FIC at Netroots!

FIC Staff | March 5, 2020

Dear supporter, We wanted to reach out to share an exciting opportunity for our FIC program. We have submitted a proposal to present at Netroots Nation this year, and we need your help! Vote today for the “Aligning Movements Toward a Just, Equitable, and Ethical Food System” panel moderated by FIC Director Amanda Hitt! Netroots […]

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FIC10 Conference Takeaways

FIC Staff | February 5, 2020

Over 150 guests attended the Food Integrity Campaign’s 10th-anniversary conference at the American University Washington College of Law. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a list of some of our takeaway messages, followed by some photos from the event.    1) The Industrial Food System is Broken Veterinarian turned animal welfare whistleblower and FIC […]

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Press Advisory: USDA Meat Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Dangerous New Hog Inspection System

FIC Staff | December 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2019 USDA Meat Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Dangerous New Hog Inspection System NBC’s Morning Joe features two Food Integrity Campaign clients who reveal food safety threats from USDA’s “modernization” of hog inspection WASHINGTON — Today, two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspectors represented by Government Accountability Project, […]

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Concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), Unionville, Missouri, United States, owned by Smithfield Foods. Photo credit: Socially Responsible Agricultural Project

Senate Bill to Overhaul Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

FIC Staff | December 16, 2019

On December 12, 2019, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the “Farm System Reform Act,” a sweeping piece of legislation designed to address the worst ills of factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is pleased to endorse this bill. Meat and poultry companies profit from CAFO operations […]

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Press Release: Food Integrity Campaign Hosts Conference to Celebrate 10th Anniversary 

FIC Staff | November 14, 2019

For Immediate Release:  November 14, 2019 Food Integrity Campaign Hosts Conference to Celebrate 10th Anniversary  Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign hosts speakers, panels, and a new award to mark the anniversary WASHINGTON – Food Integrity Campaign is hosting an all day conference to mark the 10th anniversary of their work on Friday, November 15 […]

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PRESS ADVISORY: Agriculture Whistleblowers to Attend “Eating Animals” Screening 

FIC Staff | November 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2019 Agriculture Whistleblowers to Attend “Eating Animals” Screening  Government Accountability Project Clients on Panel for Award-Winning Movie WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign will host a screening of the Environmental Media Award winning documentary Eating Animals. The factory farming documentary was based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s award-winning […]

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