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Press Release: Leading Whistleblower Protection Organization Applauds USDA Proposed Rule to Combat Discrimination and Retaliation Against Farmers

Food Integrity Campaign | September 29, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 29, 2022 Leading Whistleblower Protection Organization Applauds USDA Proposed Rule to combat Discrimination and Retaliation against Farmers  WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign experts and farmer whistleblowers are available to speak about the Department of Agriculture’s proposed regulations under the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act’s provisions prohibiting undue prejudice, unjust discrimination, […]

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5 reasons vegans and vegetarians should care about meatpacking workers

5 Reasons Why Vegans and Vegetarians Should Care About Meatpacking Workers 

Food Integrity Campaign | September 27, 2022

The way meatpacking companies treat their workers has come under considerable scrutiny. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you may be wondering why you should be concerned about the treatment of workers. You might be thinking, “Just don’t eat meat” or “Why should I feel sorry for workers who treat animals so poorly.” At FIC, […]

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Honoring Truth-tellers Speaking Up for Environmental Justice

Food Integrity Campaign | August 30, 2022

This blog is written by Briana Steele, Food Integrity Campaign’s Program Officer.  At FIC, I’m inspired by truth-tellers who act beyond themselves and speak out against some of the world’s most powerful and dominant institutions and corporations. Recently, I attended a community event in Rocky Mount, NC organized by North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN). […]

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5 Reasons You Should Comment on the Packers and Stockyards Act Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | August 10, 2022

You may be wondering why you should care about an archaic antitrust law from 1921. Below we have collected FIC’s “Top Five Reasons” we think you should weigh in on this important issue. Whether you’re a farmer, eater, or advocate, USDA needs to hear from you. The Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA) of 1921 authorizes […]

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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Department of Justice Takes Landmark Action Against Poultry Companies for Deceptive Grower Payment Practices

Food Integrity Campaign | July 25, 2022

FIC and its coalition partners praise USDA for taking on the tournament system and the pervasive culture of retaliation in poultry farming. The following press release was published by the Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform (CCAR). FIC is a member of CCAR.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Department of Justice Takes Landmark Action Against Poultry […]

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Supporting Farmers in Right-to-Repair and Holding Corporations Accountable  

Food Integrity Campaign | June 15, 2022

Farmers want the “right-to-repair” their agricultural equipment and FIC supports their important bipartisan demand. Having a food system with only a few corporations in control negatively impacts farmers, eaters, animals, and communities. Corporate consolidation has been at the forefront of agricultural news in the last year in relation to price hikes and supply chain disruptions. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Leading Whistleblower Protection Experts, Farmers, and Slaughter Plant Whistleblowers Available to Speak about Biden-Harris Food Supply Chain Announcement

Food Integrity Campaign | May 26, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2022  Leading Whistleblower Protection Experts, Farmers, and Slaughter Plant Whistleblowers Available to Speak about Biden-Harris Food Supply Chain Announcement WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign experts and whistleblowers are available to speak about the Biden-Harris Administration announcement to strengthen food supply chains, level the playing field for growers, and lower […]

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Farmer Whistleblower Rudy Howell standing in front of his empty chicken houses in North Carolina.

FIC Farmer Whistleblower Featured in Documentary ‘The End of Medicine’

Food Integrity Campaign | May 10, 2022

Farmer Rudy’s Story Hits the Big Screen Our famer whistleblower is speaking truth to power in the movie The End of Medicine. For those not familiar with Rudy Howell’s story, in 2020, farmer Rudy was terminated for speaking out against the poultry industry. After being in business with the poultry industry for over 25 years […]

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Answering Farmer Questions: The Truth About Company Mergers

Food Integrity Campaign | March 15, 2022

Many farmers have questions when it comes to major industry mergers. We are answering some frequently asked questions here and sharing firsthand insight from some of our whistleblower clients, former poultry growers and current poultry growers. What does consolidation mean for you?  One significant merger the Department of Justice is considering right now is that of Sanderson […]

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Senator Warren and more Congress members call on DOJ to protect farmers and eaters

Food Integrity Campaign | February 23, 2022

A mega merger between poultry companies, Sanderson Farms (third largest poultry processor) and Wayne Farms (sixth largest poultry processor), would give more power to just a handful of poultry companies. Poultry is already one of the most heavily concentrated industries. Our client and whistleblower, Trina McClendon, recently spoke up about impact of poultry company mergers and […]

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