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The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

Part 3: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

Food Integrity Campaign | February 1, 2023

BLOG SERIES: PART 3 Read Part 1 in this blog series for an introduction to the Farm Bill. Read Part 2 in this blog series to understand the problems of the Farm Bill.   The Policy Solution Farm Bill negotiations for 2023 are ramping up. It’s a big opportunity for meaningful reforms to fix our […]

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Part 2: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

Part 2: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care 

Food Integrity Campaign | January 24, 2023

BLOG SERIES: PART 2 Read our previous blog post for an introduction to the Farm Bill.   The Problem The truth is government agricultural policies have created a food system that looks like the opposite of what we hoped for. The Farm Bill has prioritized a U.S. agricultural system that grows feed for multinational livestock […]

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Part 1: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

Food Integrity Campaign | January 11, 2023

BLOG SERIES: PART 1 Did you know that every five years the U.S. Congress has an opportunity to shape the future of our food system? This colossal legislative undertaking affects you and me—whether you are a farmer, worker, advocate or eater—and it’s called the Farm Bill. As defined by Congress, the Farm Bill is “an […]

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End Retaliation Against Farmers. Make Your Voice Heard and Submit Comments Today.

Take Action — Stop Retaliation Against Honest Farmers

Food Integrity Campaign | November 16, 2022

What is This Proposed Rule About? The USDA has proposed a new rule under the Packers and Stockyards Act to prohibit retaliation and unjust discrimination against farmer producers. The proposed rule is called “Inclusive Competition and Market Integrity Under the Packers and Stockyards Act” (AMS-FTPP-21-0045). This rule is critical to helping more farmer whistleblowers speak out safely. Tips […]

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Farmer Whistleblower Takes to the Skies to Deliver Message for #FairShake for Farmers Week of Action

Food Integrity Campaign | September 20, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021 Farmer Whistleblower Takes to the Skies to Deliver Message about Big Ag Consolidation as Part of National #Fair Shake for Farmers Week of Action New Video Showcases Poultry Farmer Whistleblower’s Message to the World WASHINGTON – After 27 years of raising chickens for Perdue, Inc., Rudy Howell, a Government […]

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NC CASE STUDY BLOG

FIC Staff | September 18, 2020

BLOG #4 – NC CASE STUDY BLOG:    So far in this blog series we have explored measures through which the public may vet new pipelines, and discussed legal options for addressing pipeline concerns, including recent court decisions that have impacted major pipeline projects. We explored the topic of “waste-to-biogas” as an up-and-coming means of energy production that big ag and energy […]

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Food Safety News: North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment

June 16, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment North Carolina’s 5-year-old Property Protection Act, the first state law to use civil action rather than criminal law, to discourage undercover animal welfare investigations, contains unconstitutional elements. Chief Judge Thomas D. […]

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COVID- 19 Outbreaks in NC: Symptoms of a Sick System 

FIC Staff | June 4, 2020

COVID- 19 Outbreaks in NC: Symptoms of a Sick System  By Sally Lee Tyson Foods recently disclosed that 570 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at their Wilkesboro chicken processing plant. In this unprecedented time, we must take care to not be divided by the meat industry’s all-too familiar blame shifting tactics. The Trump administration’s official response to this crisis in meat plants has been to simultaneously declare […]

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Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture   

FIC Staff | May 18, 2020

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture    For decades, whistleblowers have told us that it is dangerous when Big Ag puts profits over people. Companies such as Tyson, JBS, and Smithfield, which have historically bulldozed independent businesses to gain control of our meat supply, have built fragile global supply chains in […]

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