Food Integrity

Civil Eats: Are Some Animal Welfare Labels ‘Humanewashing’?

Are Some Animal Welfare Labels ‘Humanewashing’? This article features our Director of Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign Amanda Hitt and was originally published here. If you’ve bought meat or eggs in a grocery store recently, you’ve probably seen a wide range of labels promising improved treatment of farm animals. Many of these labels look [...]

2021-01-19T11:39:37-05:00January 19th, 2021|Food Integrity, In The News, Public Health|

What Doesn’t Kill You: Meat Industry Gets Its Way on Line Speeds

Meat Industry Gets Its Way on Line Speeds This article features our Food Integrity Campaign Director Amanda Hitt and was originally published here. Amanda Hitt from the Government Accountability Projects Food Integrity campaign comes back to talk about the increases in line speed jammed through by the industry and the Trump administration. What does this mean [...]

2020-12-10T10:57:05-05:00December 10th, 2020|Food Integrity, In The News, Investigations, Public Health|

Food Safety News: Letter to the Editor: Industry supporter out of line on line speeds

Letter to the Editor: Industry supporter out of line on line speeds This article features Government Accountability Project and our Food Integrity Campaign and was originally published here. This letter addresses a recent publication by L.A. Cox, about which Food Safety News wrote in the article “Faster line speeds may not be the food safety [...]

2020-11-17T10:08:07-05:00November 17th, 2020|Food Integrity, In The News, Investigations, Public Health|

The Guardian: ‘Incredibly dangerous job’: concerns safety is slipping at US meat plants

'Incredibly dangerous job': concerns safety is slipping at US meat plants This article features Government Accountability Project and Food Integrity Campaign and was originally published here. The safety of US meat plant workers is at risk, workers and campaigners believe, because of a triple whammy of increased line speeds, higher turnover and fewer workers due [...]

Notes from Underground: The Pipeline Pipeline (Part 1)

Notes from Underground: The Pipeline Pipeline (Part 1)  While recent court decisions have stopped or slowed construction on major pipelines, the industry appears to have no intention of capitulating.  In a collaborative four-part series between Government Accountability Project’s Environment, Energy & Climate Change (EE&CC) program and Food Integrity Campaign (FIC), we will look at the present and future of pipeline production in [...]

One Green Planet: USDA Sued (Again) for Inhumane Handling of Poultry and Endangering Public Health

USDA Sued (Again) for Inhumane Handling of Poultry and Endangering Public Health This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been sued for a third time in recent weeks over its poultry handling practices. On Thursday, Aug. 13, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Farm Sanctuary sued the [...]

2020-08-14T09:23:30-04:00August 14th, 2020|Food Integrity, In The News|

Safety and Health Magazine: NELP to USDA: Faster Poultry-Processing Line Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. NELP to USDA: Faster Poultry-Processing Line Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’ Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service in April approved 15 poultry processing plants’ requests to increase line speeds 25% – despite [...]

Food & Water Watch: North Carolina ‘Anti-Sunshine’ Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. North Carolina ‘Anti-Sunshine’ Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional Wide-ranging coalition challenges law on first amendment, equal protection, and due process grounds. Late Friday, a federal judge struck down as unconstitutional a North Carolina law designed to inhibit undercover investigations [...]

Food Safety News: North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment North Carolina’s 5-year-old Property Protection Act, the first state law to use civil action rather than criminal law, to discourage undercover animal welfare investigations, contains unconstitutional elements. Chief Judge Thomas D. [...]

2020-06-16T10:35:00-04:00June 16th, 2020|1st Amendment, Food Integrity, In The News|

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture   

Empty Shelves, Culled Animals: COVID-19 Intersects with Decades of Industrialized Agriculture    For decades, whistleblowers have told us that it is dangerous when Big Ag puts profits over people. Companies such as Tyson, JBS, and Smithfield, which have historically bulldozed independent businesses to gain control of our meat supply, have built fragile global supply chains in [...]

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