April 12, 2019
Food Integrity Campaign Joins Call for Food Transparency in Green New Deal
Over 300 Organizations Issue Sign-On Letter
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign joined 300 other organizations in calling for food systems solutions to be at the center of the Green New Deal. The coalition of civil society groups published a letter Tuesday urging Congress to pass agricultural legislation that will help the next generation of farmers and rural families to cope with the impact of climate change. In a blog published the same day, the Food Integrity Campaign highlighted the importance of whistleblower protections against retaliation. Without these protections, improvements to agricultural policy will lack a critical transparency component.
Director of the Food Integrity Campaign, Amanda Hitt said of the letter, “It’s important that any commitment to the Green New Deal recognizes the important role of employees and workers in keeping our food system transparent.”
Contact: Amanda Hitt, Director of the Food Integrity Campaign
Phone: (202) 457-0034 ext. 159
Government Accountability Project
Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, Government Accountability Project’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, Government Accountability Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.