Government Accountability Project supports a community of whistleblowers, truth-tellers and advocates to safeguard our food through the Food Integrity Campaign. Help us protect and empower the people who protect our food’s integrity.
Bacon Defender: Stop Trump’s Pork Rule
The Food Integrity Campaign created this satirical game to draw much-needed attention to a Trump administration rule that would deregulate the pork industry. Learn more about Bacon Defender—and the reality behind the game—on our Stop Trump’s Pork Rule campaign page.
WTF Hormel?! Slow down hog inspection!
This animation visualizes the speed at which USDA inspectors are forced to check for contamination at some Hormel pork processing plants. Three seconds per 250-pound hog is way too fast to keep things like fecal matter, toenails, hair, lesions, and tumors out of the food supply. FIC got over 32k people to tell Hormel: Slow down high speed hog inspection! Read more in this blog post.
Ag Gag Undercover
FIC’s “Ag Gag Undercover” video series was created to raise awareness about the controversial anti-whistleblower bills introduced in various U.S. states. While the agriculture industry and legislative sponsors try to muddle the public with their reasons for the legislation, these videos aim to simply get at the heart of why Ag Gag bills are problematic and an affront on truth-telling. Learn more and take action on our Ag Gag campaign page.
Poultry Whistleblower Talks Food Safety
USDA whistleblower Phyllis McKelvey worked in the public and private capacities within the poultry industry for 44 years. She is an outspoken advocate of safe poultry inspection practices. This event was recorded on March 20, 2013 at American University’s Washington College of Law as part of the American Whistleblower Tour.
Renee Dufault — Mercury Exposure & Your Changing Metabolism
On December 21, 2012, Government Accountability Project (GAP) Food Integrity Campaign hosted a lunch lecture featuring former GAP client and whistleblower Renee Dufault. She gave a presentation on how nutritional and environmental factors (such as mercury exposure) interact with genes to affect a person’s metabolism, potentially leading to obesity and the development of type-2 diabetes. Renee focused on the consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and how it hinders the body’s ability to eliminate mercury from the body. A former FDA researcher, Renee now heads the Food Ingredient & Health Research Institute (FIHRI), a nonprofit devoted entirely to food ingredient safety, education, and research.