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Fighting for Food Whistleblowers in the Legal System

Food Integrity Campaign | March 2, 2018

The student ACLU chapter at Georgetown University Law School invited Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) Director Amanda Hitt to speak about the challenges of representing food system whistleblowers. Also on the panel was attorney David Muraskin from FIC ally Public Justice. Amanda and David both described how agribusiness impedes food system whistleblowers—and how we’re fighting back! […]

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Four Reasons Why Vegans and Vegetarians Should Care About Pork Inspection Rules

Food Integrity Campaign | February 2, 2018

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, all this fuss about meat regulations may seem like a bunch of hogwash. “Just don’t eat meat!” you might think, or “What’s in pork isn’t that big of a deal to me!” It’s time to start thinking otherwise. Here are four reasons why vegans and vegetarians should care about […]

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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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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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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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White House Sells Out Public Health for Chinese Poultry Profits

Food Integrity Campaign | October 13, 2017

The Trump Administration has put the wellbeing of our children at risk. A bilateral trade deal between China and the United States formalized in May permits China to sell cooked poultry—mainly chicken and duck—to the United States. In return, the US beef industry is allowed access to China’s $2.5 billion market. The first delivery of […]

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FIC to Agriculture Secretary Perdue: Slow Down Poultry Line Speeds!

Food Integrity Campaign | September 11, 2017

The Honorable Sonny Perdue Secretary of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250 Dear Secretary Perdue, On behalf of USDA whistlelowers who have reached out to the Government Accountability Project’s (GAP) Food Integrity Campaign to voice dissatisfaction with dangerously fast poultry line speeds, we write you in opposition of […]

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