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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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FSIS wants to privatize some pig slaughter duties

June 14, 2018

This article originally appeared on AVMA.com.  by Greg Cima Proposal would shift federal inspectors toward oversight Proposed regulations would shift food inspection duties in swine slaughter facilities from federal employees to private ones. They also would remove set limits on slaughter line speeds. Companies could move as fast as equipment and contamination controls allowed. The […]

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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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Four Reasons Why Vegans and Vegetarians Should Care About Pork Inspection Rules

Food Integrity Campaign | February 2, 2018

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, all this fuss about meat regulations may seem like a bunch of hogwash. “Just don’t eat meat!” you might think, or “What’s in pork isn’t that big of a deal to me!” It’s time to start thinking otherwise. Here are four reasons why vegans and vegetarians should care about […]

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Our Modern Food Fight: USDA Proposes Dangerous Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | January 19, 2018

  Is it possible to make the processing of pork even more nauseating? If anyone is up to the task, it’s President Donald J. Trump! He’s the greatest at making corporations filthy rich, even if it means putting the public’s health at risk. That’s just what he plans to do with his newly proposed new […]

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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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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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