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Yikes! USDA Proposes Privatizing Poultry Inspection

Food Integrity Campaign | January 23, 2012

Disappointing news came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Friday regarding a new proposal to “modernize” the country’s poultry inspection, although the agency would have you believe it’s actually a good idea. In an attempt to “save money for businesses and taxpayers while improving food safety,” the USDA plans to expand a pilot program – […]

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Monsanto Contractor Allows “Slave-Like” Labor Conditions

Food Integrity Campaign | January 18, 2012

Biotechnology and crop chemical giant Monsanto, also known as a consistent violator of food integrity in FIC terms, has been linked to yet another breach of global community values. The Associated Press reported Monday that Argentina’s tax agency raided a Monsanto contractor and discovered “slave-like conditions” among its corn farmworkers. AP writes: The AFIP tax […]

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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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Antibiotic Curtailed for Animals, But FDA Should Go Further

Food Integrity Campaign | January 5, 2012

The FDA made a notable announcement yesterday related to combating the ongoing threat of human antibiotic resistance – increasingly linked to antibiotic overuse in food-producing animals. The agency issued a new order limiting the use of cephalosporins, a class of antimicrobial drugs, given to cattle, swine and poultry. In order to reduce the presence of […]

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Go Canada! Integrity Award Given to Milk Hormone (rBGH) Whistleblowers

Food Integrity Campaign | November 28, 2011

The day that whistleblowers are given awards by their superiors – instead of pink slips – would be a miraculous day for public safety. Meanwhile (and that’s a long while at this rate), any support rewarding their brave honesty helps all whistleblowers know the risks are appreciated. Good news on the affirmation front comes from […]

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Anti-Union Retaliation at US Foods Sets Off Protests Nationwide

Food Integrity Campaign | November 4, 2011

Anti-union retaliation at one of the country’s largest food distributors, US Foods, sparked a worker strike in Illinois last Sunday (Oct. 30). In the following week, sympathy picket lines spread to warehouses in Missouri, New York, Indiana, Minnesota, Washington, New Jersey, and Colorado. According to GAP coalition partner International Brotherhood of Teamsters, more than 2100 […]

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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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United Nations Report: Contract Farmer Exploitation Imperils Food Integrity

Food Integrity Campaign | October 24, 2011

Today the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food released a report to the UN General Assembly that explores the effects that the world-wide expansion of contract farming has on the right to food. The report describes how these contract arrangements, in which farmers agree to provide their products to processing or marketing […]

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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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