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Food Integrity Campaign Blog

Bringing Attention to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Food Integrity Campaign | May 1, 2017

We’re wrapping up Earth Month here at FIC, but don’t think we’ll forget about the critical links between climate and food systems. We’re committed to standing for those who risk their livelihood to bring us truth. At the recent March for Science, scientists from numerous disciplines gathered to support the broad notion of “science.” I […]

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Join FIC at the People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29!

Amanda Hitt | April 20, 2017

Join us on Saturday, April 29, as the Food Integrity Campaign partakes in the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC to pledge support for truth-tellers in the food industry and to raise awareness about the known (but rarely discussed) connection between food systems and climate change. Join us in DC for the main rally! If […]

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FIC Condemns Arkansas “Ag-Gag” Legislation

Food Integrity Campaign | March 24, 2017

New Law Threatens Whistleblowers Vital to Protecting Worker, Animal Rights WASHINGTON – Yesterday afternoon, the Arkansas state government passed into law HB 1665, a bill designed to discourage whistleblowers from making public disclosures about food, worker, and animal safety at industrial agriculture facilities, under the guise of protecting property. This law severely restricts the rights […]

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FIC Calls for Investigation into Collusion Between Monsanto, EPA

Food Integrity Campaign | March 21, 2017

Last week, a Bloomberg story revealed that an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official boasted to an executive at the agri-giant Monsanto Company about “killing” another investigation into safety concerns over Roundup, a controversial weed-killer. If collusion did in fact take place, Monsanto and the EPA need to be held accountable. FIC and its coalition colleagues […]

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Arkansas Seeks to Pass Anti-Whistleblower Bill for Fourth Time

Food Integrity Campaign | March 8, 2017

The truth demands constant vigilance. And right now, we need all eyes on Arkansas. No rest for the weary, friends, as the lull in Ag-Gag legislation has sadly come to an end. Although GAP’s Food Integrity Campaign fights Ag-Gag every day in courts of law, we were all very much enjoying the break from new […]

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Statement on Undercover Video Exposing Animal Abuse at a Hormel Pork Plant in Oklahoma

Food Integrity Campaign | February 1, 2017

Video Exposes Habitual Animal Abuse by One of Nation’s Leading Pork Processors, Reinforces Enduring Value of Whistleblowers WASHINGTON – Today, Hormel Foods Corp. announced it is launching an investigation into rampant animal abuse at one of its pork plants in Oklahoma after an undercover video, made public by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals, […]

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FIC Statement on USDA’s Release of Highly Anticipated GIPSA Rules

Food Integrity Campaign | December 14, 2016

GAP’S Food Integrity Campaign Praises USDA for Common-Sense First Steps to Protect Contract Farmers WASHINGTON – Today, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released three highly anticipated Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rules, two interim and one final, which are currently open for public comment. The proposed regulations seek to protect contract farmers […]

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“Spicing” Up Your Holiday Season: A Chat with Whistleblower Jim Byron

Food Integrity Campaign | November 23, 2016

With Thanksgiving just a day away, families nationwide are flocking to their local supermarkets in a last-minute effort to buy products necessary for the ideal holiday feast: turkeys, candied yams, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, among others. Also flying off the shelves will be a variety of spices—cinnamon for hot cider, nutmeg for pumpkin pie, and […]

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GAP Whistleblower Delivers 60,000+ Petition Signatures to Capitol Hill in Support of Contract Poultry Farmers

Food Integrity Campaign | June 16, 2016

(Washington, DC) – Government Accountability Project (GAP) client and contract chicken farmer Eric Hedrick delivered more than 60,000 petition signatures to Capitol Hill yesterday as part of an effort to shed light on the poultry industry’s abusive practices. The largest single-owner producer in West Virginia, Eric has been a contract grower for Pilgrim’s Pride (the […]

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U.S. House Passes Anti-Farmer Amendment to 2017 Budget

Food Integrity Campaign | April 28, 2016

This blog was cross-posted from the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) blog. By Sally Lee For the sixth time, members of Congress in the Ag Appropriations Committee have blocked implementation of regulations to protect farmers through a backdoor measure. But this time, their infamous “GIPSA rider” barely passed in this House committee, as several long-time […]

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