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Reckoning on Round-Up

FIC Staff | April 24, 2019

Reckoning on Round-Up Glyphosate (a.k.a. Round-up), the most widely used pesticide in the U.S., has been an elusive public health adversary. But, in the last year, the carcinogenic menace has faced a reckoning. Last August, a jury ruled that Round-up caused a person’s cancer. This spring, Los Angeles County joined other local governments in banning […]

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Transparency and Food Systems in the Green New Deal

FIC Staff | April 10, 2019

This week, the Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) joined over 300 organizations calling for food system solutions to be front and center in a Green New Deal (GND). In the letter, we urge Congress to invest in climate-friendly agricultural practices that restore the environment and rural communities. To achieve its goals, any GND must promote transparency […]

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FIC Researcher Talks Dark Money, Trade Deals and the Beef Industry

FIC Staff | February 20, 2019

  The Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) and Climate Science & Policy Watch (CSPW) welcome seasoned researcher and international policy analyst, Anna Levy, to our team. As a Research Fellow, Anna is spearheading an investigation and research project at the intersection of industrial agriculture and climate change both in the United States and transnationally. She is […]

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Food Safety

FIC Staff | January 18, 2019

This week, the Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) attended a Congressional briefing hosted by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), “Trump Shutdown Impact on Nation’s Food Supply.” The room was packed and for good reason. The federal government shutdown, now the longest on record, raises important questions about how well the government is fulfilling one of its most […]

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Announcing the FIC Internship!

FIC Staff | January 4, 2019

Are you passionate about food integrity and agriculture policy? Do you think industrial agriculture stacks the deck against farmers and industry workers? Do you want to help empower whistleblowers to expose threats to food safety, animal welfare, worker health, and the environment? The Food Integrity Campaign seeks motivated interns for the spring and summer. We […]

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Trump Nominates “Pink Slime” Advocate for Top Food Safety Role

FIC Staff | November 27, 2018

Donald Trump nominates so many unqualified people for positions within his administration that it’s almost laughable. Trump’s picks leave much to be desired – especially where science is concerned! Compared to the others, Dr. Mindy Brashears appears to have the requisite expertise to serve as USDA’s Undersecretary for Food Safety. But look deeper, and you’ll […]

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Cell-Based Meat: The Great Debate

Food Integrity Campaign | November 7, 2018

Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) staff spent two days at a recent joint meeting of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about cell-based meat. FIC defends transparency and truth-telling in the food system, a position that often leads us to criticize the industrial meat and poultry industry. Watching this meeting […]

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A Compassionate, Sustainable Alternative to Conventional Meat?

Food Integrity Campaign | November 6, 2018

Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) whistleblower clients have revealed serious problems with modern meat production: mistreated animals, unsafe working conditions, and food safety hazards. Proponents of a new technology called cell-based meat aim to circumvent many problems altogether through a completely new production system. In short, cell-based meat involves taking cells from an animal, using those […]

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President Trump’s USDA Loosens Rules for Poultry Plants: Here’s What They’re Not Telling You

Food Integrity Campaign | October 5, 2018

The Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) has worked for years to protect whistleblowers who bravely speak out about unsafe conditions in poultry plants. The strongest voices are the federal meat inspectors employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to keep our food supply safe. Several inspectors have told FIC that the meat industry wants to […]

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Update: NC Hog Farms and the Fallout from Hurricane Florence

Food Integrity Campaign | September 21, 2018

Last week, the Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) warned that Hurricane Florence would wreak havoc on industrial hog facilities in North Carolina, leading to health and environmental disaster. This week, we can confirm those fears. Early counts from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) already reflect devastating pollution from hog waste and animal deaths. […]

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