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Fern’s AG Insider: Farm activists seek ‘robust’ fair-play rules at USDA

October 11, 2019

This article, featuring details about FIC’s participation in the 10/10 petition drop, was originally published here. Farm activists seek ‘robust’ fair-play rules at USDA October 10, 2019 FacebookTwitterEmail The USDA should provide strong protections for livestock and poultry growers in their dealings with meatpackers and processors, said farm activists on Thursday in delivering petitions signed […]

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Civil Eats: The Food System Needs Whistleblowers, Too

September 30, 2019

This op-ed, originally published by Civil Eats, was written by the Director of FIC, Amanda Hitt. The Food System Needs Whistleblowers, Too After the USDA recently handed over responsibility for food safety in pork production to the industry itself, a government accountability advocate urges greater protection for whistleblowers. Whistleblowing is making headlines. But the Trump […]

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84,000 Signatures Strong, Groups Demand USDA Protect Farmers over Meat Monopolies

FIC Staff | October 10, 2019

84,000 Signatures Strong, Groups Demand USDA Protect Farmers over Meat Monopolies For Immediate Release Media Contact: Tyler Whitley, tyler@rafiusa.org, 919-621-0534 Adam Hymans, adam@resource-media.org, 215-796-7759 Candace Spencer, cspencer@sustainableagriculture.net, 202-547-5754 Sarah Borron, sarahb@whistleblower.org, 202-457-0034 ext. 157 Joe Maxwell, jmaxwell@competitivemarkets.com, 573-721-0927 Jennifer Fahy, jennifer@farmaid.org, 617-354-2922 Photos: http://bit.ly/UnduePreferencePetition [Washington, DC, October 10, 2019] – Today farm and rural advocacy […]

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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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FIC Researcher Releases Report on Climate Policy and the Power of the Livestock Industry

FIC Staff | August 28, 2019

FIC Researcher Releases Report on Climate Policy and the Power of the Livestock Industry Earlier this year, we told you about exciting FIC research tracking the relationship between climate change policy and the livestock industry. Our new white paper, “Mapping a Decade of the Climate Policy-Livestock Industry Nexus in the United States,” addresses this complicated […]

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Killing 22 Hogs a Minute, Meatpackers Test Old Limits of Safety

February 1, 2019

This article originally appeared on the Bloomberg website. By: Andrew Martin Trump’s USDA is looking to speed up the slaughter line.  In an Illinois River town where Abe Lincoln once toiled as a country lawyer, the slaughterhouse of the future runs at a speed that generations of Midwestern farmers would have dismissed as fantasy. At other factories, […]

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SOMETHING IN THE AIR

July 19, 2018

This story originally appeared in The Intercept. By: Eyal Press LIKE MANY PEOPLE in Sanpete County, Utah, a rural area roughly 100 miles south of Salt Lake City, Jessica Robertson likes to spend her Sundays in church. Unlike many of them, the house of worship she frequents is not a chapel filled with copies of the […]

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Two amputations a week: the cost of working in a US meat plant

July 18, 2018

This article originally appeared in The Guardian. By: Andrew Wasley, Christopher D Cook and Natalie Jones Amputations, fractured fingers, second-degree burns and head trauma are just some of the serious injuries suffered by US meat plant workers every week, according to data seen by the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. US meat workers are […]

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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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‘Bacon Defender’ Game Mocks Trump’s Proposed Pork Policy

March 22, 2018

This post was originally published by Eater. By Chris Fuhrmeister In an effort to raise awareness about the Donald Trump administration’s proposed deregulation of America’s pork industry, the Food Integrity Campaign has released an online game called Bacon Defender. It’s a doozy. The game mashes up graphics and music straight out of the 1980s, Trump […]

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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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