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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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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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International Business Times: Mystery Pork: Food Inspectors Warn New FDA Rules Can Make Meat Less Safe

December 17, 2019

Note: this article, featuring our clients Jill Mauer and Anthony Vallone, was originally published here. Mystery Pork: Food Inspectors Warn New FDA Rules Can Make Meat Less Safe New quality-control rollbacks backed by the Trump administration will drastically reduce the number of trained inspectors at pork production plants across the country. Two veteran food inspectors have […]

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Tri-state Livestock News: More Than 50 Groups Urge Sens. Rounds and Thune to Amend the U.S. Beef Integrity Act

December 10, 2019

Note: this article, featuring the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. More Than 50 Groups Urge Sens. Rounds and Thune to Amend the U.S. Beef Integrity Act Billings, Mont. – More than 50 farm, ranch, consumer, manufacturing, labor and other organizations sent a joint letter today to U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and John Thune […]

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American Veterinary Medical Association: FSIS Privatizing Some Pig Slaughter Duties

October 30, 2019

Note: this article, featuring the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. FSIS Privatizing Some Pig Slaughter Duties Plant workers to sort animals, trim carcasses before federal inspection. Starting in December, workers at swine slaughter plants will be taking over some food safety duties now performed by federal inspectors. Department of Agriculture officials finalized plans to […]

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Civil Eats: Meat Matters: 10 Years of Changes in Animal Agriculture

October 23, 2019

Note: this article features our client Craig Watts Civil Eats’ Animal Agriculture roundtable, “Meat Matters: 10 Years of Changes in Animal Agriculture,” features our client Craig Watts. To read the full article, visit Civil Eats’ website: https://civileats.com/2019/10/22/meat-matters-10-years-of-changes-in-animal-agriculture/.  

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