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North Carolina AgGag: The Fight Continues

Food Integrity Campaign | January 26, 2018

Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) staff recently traveled from Washington, DC, to a courtroom in Richmond, Virginia to hear the appellate oral arguments on the North Carolina AgGag law before the Fourth Circuit. This AgGag law is among the broadest of such laws nationwide. It punishes an extraordinary range of whistleblowing activity and exacts thousands of […]

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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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ACT NOW: Stop USDA from Ditching the Organic Animal Welfare Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | January 16, 2018

Dear FIC Supporter, Today you have an opportunity to speak on behalf of animal welfare. Organic producers and USDA have worked together for over a decade to create a standard for animal welfare on organic livestock and poultry farms. While many producers follow an excellent standard of care, some large facilities raise animals under the […]

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Plant Based News: Meat Industry Calls ‘Assault by Demon Vegans’ Major Challenge for 2018

December 13, 2017

By Emily Court This article was originally published on Plant Based News. Activism and plant-based products were called major threats to the animal agriculture industry by agribusiness news site Feedstuffs this month. The article, Six greatest ag challenges for 2018, lists six anticipated hurdles – and highlights effects of veganism, calling activist activity like undercover filming an […]

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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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Government Report Corroborates FIC Whistleblowers: Workers Stifled and Unsafe at Meat and Poultry Plants

Food Integrity Campaign | December 11, 2017

By Sarah Borron The Government  Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government’s watchdog agency, just released a report entitled, “Better Outreach, Collaboration, and Information Needed to Help Protect Workers at Meat and Poultry Plants.” It’s no secret that meat and poultry slaughter and processing are among the most dangerous jobs in America. This blistering GAO report […]

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High Plains Journal: Farm groups urge Trump to implement Farmer Fair Practices Rules

December 1, 2017

This article was originally published by the High Plains Journal. A coalition of 82 farm, rural and consumer groups are urging President Donald Trump to implement the Farmer Fair Practices Rules via executive order. The rules would provide the most basic of protections to American family farmers and ranchers who are enduring unfair and abusive practices […]

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Mother Jones: Inside the Bold New Animal Liberation Movement: No Masks, No Regrets, All the Risk

November 7, 2017

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones. When Julianne Perry first met the calf this summer, the animal was lying listlessly in a wooden crate on top of narrow slats, caked in her own dried diarrhea. Maggots crawled on her body. Just a few days old, she was emaciated. As she tried to get up, her […]

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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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The Epoch Times: Chinese Chickens Now on US Dinner Tables

October 24, 2017

China has sold rat meat billed as lamb, gutter oil billed as cooking oil and baby formula contaminated with melamine. In the U.S. its pet food killed many dogs and cats in 2007. But this spring the U.S. agreed to import cooked chickens from China. Why? Because China agreed to accept U.S. beef imports after a 13-year […]

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