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Idaho’s Anti-Whistleblower Ag Gag Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Amanda Hitt | August 4, 2015

This piece was originally published in the Huffington Post. An Idaho court found that agricultural whistleblowing is not a crime. Consumers who want to know the truth about the food system won a big victory this week against the culture of silence thanks to U.S. Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill, who struck down Idaho’s anti-whistleblower […]

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North Carolina Whistleblowers: We Still Have Your Back

Food Integrity Campaign | June 15, 2015

This piece (originally published in the Huffington Post), was authored by Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) – the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. Nationwide, supporters of truth and transparency in the food system are mourning the enactment of North Carolina’s anti-whistleblower Ag Gag law. Designed to chill truth-tellers who […]

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Victory for Whistleblowers! North Carolina Governor Vetoes Ag Gag Bill

Food Integrity Campaign | May 29, 2015

What a win for transparency! Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory vetoed the state’s anti-whistleblower Ag Gag bill. This is a significant move in support of agriculture whistleblowers who, under the measure, would be criminalized for exposing wrongdoing at factory farms. In a statement, Gov. McCrory explained his concerns with the bill: “I believe it […]

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Tell North Carolina Governor to Veto Ag Gag Bill

Food Integrity Campaign | May 19, 2015

Despite a recent poll showing that 74 percent of North Carolina voters oppose anti-whistleblower Ag Gag bills, the state House and Senate have each passed a measure that would criminalize whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing at factory farms. Now the bill goes to Governor Pat McCrory, who we are urging to veto this legislation. Two previous […]

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Hearing Tomorrow on Idaho’s Anti-Whistleblower Ag Gag Law

Food Integrity Campaign | April 27, 2015

The drawn-out fight against Idaho’s anti-whistleblower Ag Gag law resumes tomorrow afternoon with a hearing at the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho in Boise. The basic question at hand is whether the statute – which criminalizes would-be whistleblowers who expose wrongdoing on farms via undercover video – is constitutional. The coalition of […]

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Ag Gag Bills Dying Off in Early 2015

Food Integrity Campaign | April 7, 2015

Ag Gag laws that aim to criminalize truth-tellers at factory farms have been introduced in various states, but opposition is strong. The Food Integrity Campaign is happy to share some good news: measures in Arkansas and Kentucky have both failed, and New Mexico’s legislature allowed its Ag Gag bill to languish, leaving it “almost certainly […]

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Washington Ag Gag Bill Likely “Can’t Move Any Further”

Food Integrity Campaign | January 21, 2015

Without brave whistleblowers exposing the truth at factory farms and other stops along the food supply, the public would be completely in the dark about the food they eat. Yet Big Ag and the politicians they lobby are still making desperate attempts to silence truth-tellers. Unsurprisingly, anti-whistleblower Ag Gag bills are back again in several […]

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Thank a Food Worker This Week!

Food Integrity Campaign | November 24, 2014

In 2014, how many times have you gone grocery shopping or went out to eat at a restaurant? This week, consider the countless workers who grow, harvest, process, label, inspect, and ship food before it ends up on your dinner plate throughout the year. The Food Integrity Campaign is joining the Food Chain Workers Alliance […]

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Key Parts of Idaho’s Ag Gag Law May Be Challenged, Judge Rules

Food Integrity Campaign | September 8, 2014

Good news emerged last week regarding Idaho’s anti-whistleblower Ag Gag law. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill is allowing most of the challenges against the law to move forward. FIC submitted an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit seeking to overturn the Ag Gag law, which aims to silence agriculture industry whistleblowers. We’re […]

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FIC Director Amanda Hitt Speaks at Whistleblower Summit

Alyssa Doom | July 31, 2014

Have you taken some time to commend a truth-teller lately? To celebrate National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, our colleagues at the Government Accountability Project, whistleblowers, and other advocates gathered in Washington DC yesterday to honor whistleblowers’ brave contributions to society at the 2014 Whistleblower Summit. As their protections have improved over the past few years, whistleblowers […]

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