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Whistleblowers in the path of Hurricane Florence warn of overflowing swine waste lagoons

Food Integrity Campaign | September 13, 2018

            Note: As climate change brings more intense and more frequent storms, we urge policymakers and corporations to take action to reduce harm from industrial hog operations. Our thoughts are with the people and animals in the path of Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence is set to hit roughly 3,300 open […]

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FDA Whistleblower Speaks Out About Mercury in Our Food

Food Integrity Campaign | August 29, 2018

Whistleblowers tend to be really tough, determined people. Former FIC client, Dr. Renee Dufault, is no exception. Ten years ago, Renee Dufault retired early from her position at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after she was blocked from publishing her research findings about mercury in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). FIC recently caught up […]

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Recent Court Rulings Strike a Blow to Pesticide Manufacturers

Food Integrity Campaign | August 17, 2018

In the past week, two court rulings upended the world of pesticides as whistleblowers and advocates refused to stop fighting to expose the truth about glyphosate and chlorpyrifos. The two rulings took action against these chemicals which have been shown to cause cancer, developmental problems in babies, and other illnesses.   Glyphosate: Monsanto’s Popular Product […]

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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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Senate Farm Bill Misses Opportunity to Protect Whistleblowing Farmers

Food Integrity Campaign | July 16, 2018

The recent Farm Bill debate featured a robust defense of the rights of whistleblowing contract farmers. Leading the charge was Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). Livestock and poultry contract farmers enter into agreements with large companies to grow animals for meat. Often, these contracts include strict provisions to prevent farmers from speaking up in the face […]

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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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Fourth Circuit Reinstates N.C. ‘Anti-Sunshine’ Law Constitutional Challenge

Food Integrity Campaign | June 6, 2018

Makes clear states cannot chill speech and prevent advocacy groups from challenging in court Richmond, Va. – The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today ruled that a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a North Carolina’s anti-sunshine law can go forward, reversing the decision of the federal district court. The law […]

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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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