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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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USDA Wants Data on High-Speed Pork Inspection? Listen to Your Own Inspectors!

Food Integrity Campaign | April 22, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reportedly begun collecting data to support a potential rule that would increase line speeds and essentially deregulate inspection at pork plants. What more data do they need to realize that this model is a bad idea? Multiple USDA whistleblowers stationed at pilot plants have already revealed why this plan […]

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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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Let the Sunshine In: Advocating for Food System Transparency

Food Integrity Campaign | March 19, 2015

It’s Sunshine Week – the time of year when our fellow watchdog groups come together to champion the cause of transparency. The Food Integrity Campaign advocates for a transparent food system year-round, but this week is a good reminder to the powers that be of the work still left to do. Particularly in the food system, […]

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Blowing the Whistle on Big Chicken: The Inside Story (VIDEO)

Food Integrity Campaign | February 27, 2015

Fusion Network recently aired an illuminating one-hour investigative segment on our client, Craig Watts, and his experience blowing the whistle on top poultry producer Perdue. What started out as a story about Perdue’s deceptive labeling and animal welfare concerns became much more. Craig’s story unveils the struggles that many contract farmers like him face and […]

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Bacon, Now With Toenails? USDA Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Pork Program

Amanda Hitt | February 6, 2015

This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post. Americans love pork. But they’d probably think twice about biting into that slice of bacon or Spam sandwich if they knew about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s high-speed slaughter program. Fortunately, a few brave USDA meat inspectors have come forward to let folks know what’s really going […]

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Hormel: Stop High-Speed Hog Slaughter

Alyssa Doom | February 2, 2015

FIC is launching a campaign to demand that Hormel Foods withdraw from a dangerous pilot model for hog inspection. We are asking the company to show consumers that they are willing to put public health over profit! You may have heard that USDA passed a new inspection model for the poultry industry. The program was […]

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Telling a Whistleblower’s Story: Food Tank Summit Recap

Alyssa Doom | January 23, 2015

The Food Integrity Campaign was excited to attend Food Tank’s first annual Food Tank Summit at George Washington University in Washington, DC this week. The two-day summit consisted of a series of expert panels that discussed various ways of creating positive change​s ​in the food system, such as identifying how to decrease food waste and […]

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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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FIC’s Top 5 Food Integrity Resolutions for 2015

Food Integrity Campaign | January 6, 2015

The Food Integrity Campaign has made a list of New Year’s resolutions for our work protecting whistleblowers and food system transparency, and we hope you can help us achieve each and every one! With the food truth community’s support, we aim to make a difference in 2015. Let’s get started! Our Top 5 Food Integrity […]

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