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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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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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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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FIC PARTNERS WITH THE REDUCETARIAN FOUNDATION ON A NEW INITIATIVE: THE REDUCETARIAN FELLOWSHIP!

Food Integrity Campaign | February 11, 2022

FIC is excited to announce that we’re partnering with the Reducetarian Foundation on their newest initiative, the Reducetarian Fellowship! The Reducetarian Fellowship is designed to foster a more diverse, sustainable, and impactful movement by empowering bright, passionate, and ambitious young advocates and innovators to transform our food system. This opportunity is for exceptional New York […]

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Press Release: President Biden demands a Fair Shake for Farmers and Ranchers in the U.S.

Food Integrity Campaign | January 6, 2022

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2022 Press Release: President Biden Demands a Fair Shake for Farmers and Ranchers in the U.S. WASHINGTON—The White House echoed the sentiments of 57 national, state, and regional organizations that spoke up on behalf of farmers and ranchers in their #FairShake Week of Action campaign. In a January 3, 2021 […]

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Unchecked Corporate Power and Exploitation: The Truth about Contract Growing

Food Integrity Campaign | December 14, 2021

Most of the chicken and pork consumed in the U.S. comes from contract growing. Whether you are a farmer, advocate, or eater, you’ll want to know the truth about contract growing. What is Contract Growing? Production contracts are increasingly common in the agricultural business. Rather than market and sell their own products, farmers often sign contracts that commit […]

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PSA RULE MAKING LETTER TO USDA SECRETARY, TOM VILSACK

Food Integrity Campaign | September 22, 2021

55 national, state and regional organizations advocating for fair and competitive markets for food and agriculture signed and delivered the following letter to Secretary of Agriculture. The signing organizations, representing a diverse array of interests including labor, environment, public health, community agriculture, animal welfare and farmers, joined this letter to thank the Department of Agriculture […]

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