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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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Tell USDA: Farmers Deserve Better

FIC Staff | March 4, 2020

Dear FIC Supporter, America’s farmers are routinely exploited and retaliated against for voicing their concerns. We need your help to make sure that farmers have the ability to speak out against industrial agriculture without fear of retaliation! For years, farmers and their advocates have been telling the USDA that farmers deserve protections from unfair practices. […]

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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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Food Integrity Campaign now on Instagram

Food Integrity Campaign | January 27, 2020

Our interns told us that FIC should get on Instagram, so we did! Check us out (sample posts are embedded below), and give us a follow… instagram.com/foodintegritycampaign Hope to see you soon on the Gram. -✌️

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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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Totally Vegan Buzz: USDA Sued For Increasing Slaughterhouse Kill Speeds to 175 Chickens per Minute

March 6, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. USDA Sued For Increasing Slaughterhouse Kill Speeds to 175 Chickens per Minute A coalition of animal welfare groups has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for increasing the killing ‘speed limit’ in chickens slaughterhouses […]

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Gov Exec: Federal Pork Inspectors Are Sounding the Alarm Over USDA’s Plan to Give Industry More Control

March 6, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. Federal Pork Inspectors Are Sounding the Alarm Over USDA’s Plan to Give Industry More Control After 20 years of studying the issue through four administrations, USDA is moving forward to give industry a bigger say in food safety operations. […]

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One Green Planet: Amid Widespread Disease Transmission Concerns Linked to Meat Consumption, USDA Approves Slaughterhouses to Kill Birds 25% Faster

February 27, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. Amid Widespread Disease Transmission Concerns Linked to Meat Consumption, USDA Approves Slaughterhouses to Kill Birds 25% Faster In light of the Coronavirus, we are seeing first hand how wildlife trade and meat consumption are related to infectious diseases and the deadly risk it poses to public health. It […]

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Business Insurance: Lawsuit Filed Over Increase in Poultry Slaughter Line Speeds

February 27, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. Lawsuit Filed Over Increase in Poultry Slaughter Line Speeds Several animal welfare groups and the Government Accountability Project have filed a lawsuit over the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2018 increase of poultry slaughter line speed limits. In September 2018, the […]

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The Humane Society: HSUS, Other Groups Sue Trump Administration for Speeding up Chicken Slaughter

February 25, 2020

This article, featuring the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. HSUS, Other Groups Sue Trump Administration for Speeding up Chicken Slaughter A coalition including the Humane Society of the United States today sued the Trump administration for allowing chicken slaughterhouses to dial up the breakneck speeds at which they kill birds. The increase, announced in 2018, allows […]

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Blog: DeLauro Urges Comprehensive OSHA Investigation into Worker Fatality at JBS-Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Processing Plant

FIC Staff | January 16, 2020

Note: this was initially published by the Office of Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2020 CONTACT: Will Serio: 202-225-3661  DeLauro Urges Comprehensive OSHA Investigation into Worker Fatality at JBS-Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Processing Plant   WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today sent a letter to Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor […]

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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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Dean Wyatt Award for Truth-Telling and VIP Event Photos

Food Integrity Campaign | December 13, 2019

Congratulations to farmer and friend, Craig Watts! Former contract poultry grower Craig Watts didn’t set out to be the plaintiff in an historic whistleblower lawsuit or to be the star of documentaries, news interviews, and articles. However, in 2014 he was thrust into the spotlight and forced into action when he allowed Compassion in World […]

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Three Things We’re Thankful for at the Food Integrity Campaign

FIC Staff | November 25, 2019

Three Things We’re Thankful for at the Food Integrity Campaign As we prepare to gather around our tables with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we at the Food Integrity Campaign would like to express our gratitude for 10 years of working together to empower food system whistleblowers. Food sits at the center of our lives, […]

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Celebrate the Truth in Agriculture at FIC’s Ten Year Anniversary Conference!

FIC Staff | October 4, 2019

Celebrate the Truth in Agriculture at FIC’s Ten Year Anniversary Conference! Join us starting November 12 for the Food Integrity Campaign’s (FIC) 10th anniversary celebration – “FIC 10: Representing Truth in Agriculture,” featuring a full week of events in Washington, DC! Everyone eats and everyone is affected by the integrity of the food production system. […]

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Hurricane Dorian Renews Worries About Flooding Hog Waste Lagoons

FIC Staff | September 9, 2019

As Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in North Carolina, whistleblowers and scientists yet again raise warnings that hog waste lagoons will likely flood, creating a public health disaster. Just last year, Hurricane Florence devastated this area. With climate change making hurricanes stronger, the trend is poised to continue. This summer, FIC had the unique opportunity to […]

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