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Food Integrity Campaign Blog

Announcing: Bacon Defender (with Veggie Mode)

March 20, 2018

The Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is excited to launch Bacon Defender (bacondefender.org), our newest advocacy tool in the effort to stop Trump-era deregulation of the pork industry. We created this satirical game to challenge Trump’s pork rule by 1) raising awareness about how the rule endangers public health, animal welfare, and worker rights, and 2) […]

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To Fight Climate Change, Protect Food System Whistleblowers

Food Integrity Campaign | March 13, 2018

The Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is unique because it offers free and reduced cost legal services to whistleblowers, including those from the federal government. Federal employees have sought our help for years in exposing wrongdoing that threatens food safety and public health. Given the changes in the new administration, we at FIC are particularly concerned […]

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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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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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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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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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