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Food Integrity Campaign Blog

Potential Immigrant Whistleblowers Face Hostile Environment

Food Integrity Campaign | October 7, 2010

The role of a whistleblower already brings with it many intense challenges: possible job loss, drop in income, broken relationships, etc. But what if these brave souls were also seen as criminals in the eyes of many? To have a voice at all is a potential risk – let alone speaking out against the system […]

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Name Change or Not, Mercury Problem Found by Whistleblower Still Haunts HFCS

Food Integrity Campaign | October 6, 2010

A recent survey conducted by market research organization Mintel shows that 64 percent of American consumers (who responded to the survey) believe that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is “okay in moderation,” 35 percent say they “avoid HFCS as an ingredient,” and 46 percent cite “not enough info to know whether it’s harmful or not.” […]

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Whistleblower Rights Equal Food Safety, Survey Shows

Food Integrity Campaign | September 13, 2010

Saying that American food safety would improve if federal employees serving the food system had strong whistleblower protections – allowing them to reveal agency violations – seems like common sense if you ask me. Thanks to GAP coalition partner Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a new survey of USDA and FDA employees confirms this belief. […]

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GAP TV: Genetically Engineered Salmon – A Safe Choice?

Food Integrity Campaign | September 7, 2010

The first genetically modified animal could be on American plates within two to three years, according to a UK Telegraph article. FDA scientists have dubbed AquaAdvantage salmon, claimed by its developer –AquaBounty Technologies – capable of growing at twice the normal rate, as safe to eat and no threat to the environment. A coalition of […]

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Vermont AG’s Issuing of Warrants against Slaughterhouse Officials Validates Whistleblower’s Concerns

Food Integrity Campaign | June 4, 2010

The Vermont Attorney General announced today that arrest warrants have been issued for former Bushway Packing, Inc. owner Frank Peretta and former Bushway worker Christopher Gaudette on charges of animal cruelty in the Bushway case. The case attracted national attention last fall, when the Humane Society of the United States released shocking video footage of […]

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GAP Client Proves One Person Can Hold an Industry Accountable

Amanda Hitt | March 30, 2010

On March 25, 2010, Senator Jon Tester introduced the Meat Safety and Accountability Act or Traceback Act. The bill can largely be attributed to years of advocacy by former GAP client and whistleblower, John Munsell, who has steadfastly demanded that mega-slaughterhouses be held accountable for distributing tainted products to downstream grinders, retailers, and processors. The […]

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