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Lessons from Marine Environments on Feeding the World

Food Integrity Campaign | May 8, 2023

Oceans and marine environments play a critical role in feeding the future and addressing the impacts of climate change. Not only do marine environments absorb carbon, but they can also act as a buffer against catastrophic weather events. More importantly, when managed correctly they can be a source of healthy sustainable food. In this blog […]

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The Food Systems and Climate Change Connection

Food Integrity Campaign | April 25, 2023

Climate change affects the entire food system from production, processing, transportation, storage and consumption. It’s no secret that climate change has already altered weather patterns, contributing to stronger hurricanes, intense rain and flooding, heatwaves and droughts. It’s not an existential threat, the time to transform our methods of feeding the future in light of climate […]

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Legislative Updates — 2023

Food Integrity Campaign | April 24, 2023

Here’s a list of the legislative items FIC is working on in 2023: Farm System Reform Act This legislation strengthens the Packers & Stockyards Act and will promote competition and reset the balance of power between producers and giant corporations. In addition, it will place a moratorium on CAFO’s and restore Country of Origin Labeling. […]

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Something in the Air? Whistleblowers and Agricultural Air Pollution

Food Integrity Campaign | March 17, 2023

Whistleblowers play a key role in protecting the health of our shared environment. This is especially true when it comes to mitigating the impacts of air pollutants stemming from industrial agriculture. In our previous blog, we examined how our food system can harm the quality of our water. In this blog, we’ll look at how […]

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The Role of Whistleblowers in Mitigating Industrial Agriculture’s Impact on Water

Food Integrity Campaign | March 16, 2023

Pollution from our industrial agricultural system is wreaking havoc on the natural environment. The way we produce most of our food today, including food processing and distribution, has an impact on the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the soil we depend on. In this blog, we’ll look at how our food system […]

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Life After Whistleblowing: Renee Dufault

Food Integrity Campaign | March 9, 2023

FIC Director and former whistleblower client co-author academic article highlighting the role of food toxins in the development of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. Media coverage of whistleblowers losing their careers and credibility is not uncommon. But despite the retaliation and backlash, most whistleblowers recover and have an equally or even more impressive “second act” in their professional […]

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The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

Part 3: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

Food Integrity Campaign | February 1, 2023

BLOG SERIES: PART 3 Read Part 1 in this blog series for an introduction to the Farm Bill. Read Part 2 in this blog series to understand the problems of the Farm Bill.   The Policy Solution Farm Bill negotiations for 2023 are ramping up. It’s a big opportunity for meaningful reforms to fix our […]

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Part 2: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

Part 2: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care 

Food Integrity Campaign | January 24, 2023

BLOG SERIES: PART 2 Read our previous blog post for an introduction to the Farm Bill.   The Problem The truth is government agricultural policies have created a food system that looks like the opposite of what we hoped for. The Farm Bill has prioritized a U.S. agricultural system that grows feed for multinational livestock […]

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Part 1: The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

The Farm Bill: What it is and why you should care

Food Integrity Campaign | January 11, 2023

BLOG SERIES: PART 1 Did you know that every five years the U.S. Congress has an opportunity to shape the future of our food system? This colossal legislative undertaking affects you and me—whether you are a farmer, worker, advocate or eater—and it’s called the Farm Bill. As defined by Congress, the Farm Bill is “an […]

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End Retaliation Against Farmers. Make Your Voice Heard and Submit Comments Today.

Take Action — Stop Retaliation Against Honest Farmers

Food Integrity Campaign | November 16, 2022

What is This Proposed Rule About? The USDA has proposed a new rule under the Packers and Stockyards Act to prohibit retaliation and unjust discrimination against farmer producers. The proposed rule is called “Inclusive Competition and Market Integrity Under the Packers and Stockyards Act” (AMS-FTPP-21-0045). This rule is critical to helping more farmer whistleblowers speak out safely. Tips […]

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