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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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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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A Closer Look: Factory Farm Gas and Pollution

Food Integrity Campaign | May 17, 2021

The following is part one in our series taking a closer look at the top five myths about factory farm gas. For more about how factory farm gas works and its impacts, read our full blog here.  Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) Intern Daniel Sobol sits down with Sally Lee, deputy director of Rural Partnerships, to ask […]

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5 Myths About Factory Farm Gas 

Food Integrity Campaign | April 29, 2021

Biogas from factory farms is being presented as a “green solution” to the industrial agriculture problem, but behind the smoke and mirrors, factory farm gas thoroughly fails to deliver as an energy solution and actually presents a range of environmental, social, and economic problems.  If you are new to the conversation, biogas is a way […]

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Factory Farm Gas Erodes Critical Environmental Regulations in NC

Food Integrity Campaign | April 9, 2021

Factory farm gas is rapidly expanding its footprint across the country, putting rural communities and our environment at risk. Food Integrity Campaign has closely followed the development of factory farm gas projects in North Carolina. This week a new bill introduced in the North Carolina State Senate threatens to unleash the dangerous potential of these […]

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