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Congress Passes Whistleblower Protections for Federal Food Safety Employees

Food Integrity Campaign | November 13, 2012

WPEA Protections Affect Millions of Federal Workers (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project’s (GAP) Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is praising Congress for passing the strongest federal whistleblower protections in history. The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) passed the House of Representative in late September and the Senate today, and is being sent to […]

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Kit Foshee Comment on BPI Lawsuit

Food Integrity Campaign | September 14, 2012

Former GAP Client Featured in Several ABC News Reports (Washington, DC) – Yesterday, former Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Kit Foshee was named as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by Beef Products, Inc (BPI). BPI produces the controversial ammoniated beef product commonly known as ‘pink slime.’ Foshee, a former Corporate Quality Assurance Manager […]

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GAP Comment on BPI Lawsuit

Food Integrity Campaign | September 13, 2012

UPDATE: Kit Foshee releases statement. Former Client Featured in Several ABC News Reports (Washington, DC) – Earlier today, former Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Kit Foshee was named as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by Beef Products, Inc (BPI). Also named as defendants were ABC News, journalists Diane Sawyer and Jim Avila, and […]

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‘Pink Slime’ School Choice Shows Importance of Food Industry Whistleblowers

Food Integrity Campaign | March 15, 2012

 Episode Shows Power of Whistleblower Concerns & Need for Meat Industry Whistleblower Protections (Washington, DC) – The recent media firestorm surrounding “pink slime” – ammoniated beef trimmings produced by Beef Products, Inc. (BPI) – has made the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) think twice about serving the controversial product to America’s schoolchildren. Media reports […]

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What’s on the School Lunch Menu? Ammoniated Beef!

Food Integrity Campaign | March 6, 2012

Earlier this year, FIC celebrated the fact that major fast food chains pulled BPI’s ammoniated beef trimmings from their menus, vindicating the actions of GAP client and whistleblower Kit Foshee. However, news has come that the USDA is still planning to purchase the controversial product for school lunches, according to The Daily. Last year, 6.5 […]

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Monsanto Shareholders Vote Against GE Crop Study

Food Integrity Campaign | January 25, 2012

Tuesday was Monsanto’s annual shareholder meeting at the biotech company’s headquarters in St. Louis, MO, where corporate changes were voted on – including a proposal to study the financial risks and impacts of Monsanto’s genetically engineered crops. The proposal was submitted last August by Harrington Investments Inc. (HII), a socially responsible investment advisory firm and […]

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Ammoniated Beef Whistleblower Vindicated by Fast-Food Industry’s Move

Food Integrity Campaign | January 10, 2012

Decision by McDonald’s, Burger King & Taco Bell May Prompt Others to Follow Suit Whistleblower Questioned Practices by Beef Products, Inc. Years Ago (Washington, D.C.) – In the waning days of 2011, fast-food giants McDonald’s, Burger King, and Taco Bell announced they will no longer use a controversial beef product produced by food behemoth Beef […]

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Shareholder to Monsanto: Be Transparent about Genetically Engineered Food Risks

Food Integrity Campaign | November 4, 2011

Biotechnology giant Monsanto continues to tout the benefits of genetically engineered crops without seriously acknowledging any risks despite concerns repeatedly raised by farmers, citizen activists and other whistleblowers. Given the desire to satisfy investors and future profitability, it’s not surprising Monsanto has only emphasized the alleged positives of its products. However, one of its shareholders […]

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Stop Industry Self-Policing of Food Ingredient Safety

Food Integrity Campaign | October 27, 2011

American food products are commonly filled with substances used to enhance the shelf life, color and flavor of food, as well as enhance the vitamin content or nutritional value that may have been lost during processing. But did you know that a large portion of these added ingredients now in the U.S. market were classified […]

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Monsanto Interests Guide U.S. Diplomacy, WikiLeaks Cables Show

Food Integrity Campaign | August 29, 2011

We know Monsanto and other biotech giants have been pushing genetically modified crops around the globe, but new diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks last week make it clear how entangled our government is in corporate agricultural interests. U.S. diplomats have certainly been making an effort to protect GM interests abroad. Truthout reports: Several cables describe […]

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