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Whistleblower Critiques Study Regarding Mercury in Fish and Cardiovascular Health

Food Integrity Campaign | May 17, 2011

It’s old news that fish consumption increases our exposure to mercury, but a recent study explores the link between mercury-tainted fish and the risk of cardiovascular disease. Former GAP client and whistleblower Renee Dufault (who previously raised concerns about the presence of mercury in food products with High Fructose Corn Syrup) co-authored an article questioning […]

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Monsanto Lobbies for Iowa Bill Targeting Ag Whistleblowers

Food Integrity Campaign | April 5, 2011

The current status of the Iowa bill that criminalizes individuals who produce undercover videos on “agricultural operations” without permission remains pending, as House representatives (who already approved the legislation) wait for a vote on the corresponding Senate bill. did a Q&A with the bill’s chief sponsor, Rep. Annette Sweeney, who seems to think it […]

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Rally Recap: Food Distribution Workers Fight Giant Greed

Food Integrity Campaign | April 4, 2011

“Giant Ain’t The G They Used to Be,” chanted D.C. hip hop artist Head Roc at a rally Wednesday afternoon at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ national headquarters. In front of the IBT steps, GAP joined hundreds of grocery and warehouse workers in protest of recent moves by industry that affront worker rights and food […]

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Proposed Anti-Whistleblower Laws Threaten Food Integrity

Food Integrity Campaign | March 15, 2011

When it comes to bringing horrific truths to the public eye, undercover footage and images are often an effective outlet for whistleblowers who otherwise risk retaliation when speaking up. Such use of media to promote transparency in our food system has come under attack, however, in recently proposed legislation. Florida state Senator Jim Norman (R-Tampa) […]

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Restaurant Industry Report: Poor Working Conditions Threaten Food Integrity

Food Integrity Campaign | February 17, 2011

Food service industry workers have it tough, according to a new report — Behind the Kitchen Door: A Multi-Site Study of the Restaurant Industry — released by Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, a national restaurant workers’ organization launched in 2008. In fact, workers face conditions that threaten both themselves as well as public health — […]

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Salmonella Victims to Call for Criminal Charges Against Former Peanut Corp. CEO

Food Integrity Campaign | February 10, 2011

Press Conference To Be Held Tomorrow During GAP’s Day-Long Food Whistleblower Protections Conference (Washington, D.C.) – Tomorrow, Friday, February 11th, at the American University Washington College of Law, Salmonella victims and their families will be sharing their stories at a press conference, and calling for criminal charges to be brought against former Peanut Corporation of […]

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Friday Conference Analyzes Revolutionary Food Whistleblower Protections

Food Integrity Campaign | February 9, 2011

(Washington, D.C.) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is reminding all interested parties about its upcoming conference, Employee Rights and the Food Safety Modernization Act, which will analyze the far-reaching implications of new whistleblower protections for food industry workers, and the law’s overall impact on food safety. Launched by GAP’s Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) and […]

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Obama’s (Salmon) Support for Agency Restructuring Could Help Food Integrity

Food Integrity Campaign | January 26, 2011

President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night didn’t include significant mentions of food or agriculture, but what he did bring up regarding the inadequate structure of government agencies, or Regulatory Chaos as we like to call it, has major play in the areas FIC serves. From Obama’s speech: We live and do business […]

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Jimmy John’s Union Effort Continues after Retaliation Investigation

Food Integrity Campaign | January 12, 2011

The unionization effort at Jimmy John’s sub sandwich outlets in the Minneapolis area scored a victory Monday when the National Labor Relations Board nullified an October election that defeated the union move. The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, or ‘Wobblies’) had sought to represent workers at 10 of the restaurant chain’s shops but lost […]

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Corporate Whistleblower Protections Included in Food Safety Legislation

Food Integrity Campaign | December 21, 2010

Protections Cover Workers in Industries Regulated by FDA; GAP Calls for Similar Rights for Federal Workers to be Passed (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is praising Congress for passing the most comprehensive whistleblower protections for food industry workers in history. A provision in the Food Safety Modernization Act, passed today by […]

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