Agri-Pulse: Chicken Industry, reform advocates clash over proposed transparency rule

Chicken Industry, reform advocates clash over proposed transparency rule This article excerpt features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. “The Government Accountability Project applauded the proposed rule’s 'movement toward realizing the intent of the PSA by addressing transparency concerns regarding the formation of contracts, the tournament system, and input variability.’”  [...]

2022-09-02T10:32:04-04:00September 2nd, 2022|Animal Welfare, Food Integrity, In The News|

Politico: Concern is growing over coercion in USDA chicken rule

Concern is growing over coercion in USDA chicken rule This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Rudy Howell, and was originally published here. ADVOCATES AND USDA WARN AGAINST POULTRY COERCION: Advocates and former growers are accusing some of the country’s largest poultry companies of pressuring farmers to oppose a proposed USDA rule they say [...]

2022-08-23T10:11:59-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Food Integrity, In The News, Public Health|

The Pulse: State attorneys general, including NC’s Josh Stein, support new poultry rule but question oversight

State attorneys general, including NC’s Josh Stein, support new poultry rule but question oversight This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Rudy Howell, and was originally published here. The attorneys general of 10 states, including North Carolina’s Josh Stein, are backing a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is meant [...]

2022-08-15T10:08:45-04:00August 15th, 2022|Animal Welfare, Food Integrity, In The News|

FIC Farmer Whistleblower Featured in Documentary ‘The End of Medicine’

FIC Farmer Whistleblower Featured in Documentary ‘The End of Medicine’ Farmer Rudy’s Story Hits the Big Screen Our famer whistleblower is speaking truth to power in the movie The End of Medicine. For those not familiar with Rudy Howell’s story, in 2020, farmer Rudy was terminated for speaking out against the poultry industry. After [...]

2022-05-17T10:31:56-04:00May 17th, 2022|Blog, CLEAR, Food Integrity, Public Health|

Vice: Superbug-Infected Chicken is Being Sold All Over the US

Superbug-Infected Chicken is Being Sold All Over the US This article excerpt features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Rudy Howell, and was originally published here. A complaint filed with the Bureau of Consumer Protection from February 2021 documented the traumatic catching process, detailing how Tyson sends “catching crews” into the grow houses to grab [...]

2022-07-26T15:58:14-04:00March 16th, 2022|Animal Welfare, Food Integrity, In The News|

Food Processing: Congress Hears Testimony on Meat Sector Concentration

Congress Hears Testimony on Meat Sector Concentration This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Trina McClendon, and was originally published here. A congressional committee heard testimony both for and against measures to break up concentration in meat and poultry processing as a way to deal with rising retail prices. Some of the most [...]

2022-01-21T10:16:45-05:00January 21st, 2022|Food Integrity, In The News, US Government|

Forbes: Fresh Take: A Call To Halt Agribusiness Mergers, Why Food Insecurity Is So Widespread Among Grocery Workers, And Jollibee Preps For IPO

Fresh Take: A Call To Halt Agribusiness Mergers, Why Food Insecurity Is So Widespread Among Grocery Workers, And Jollibee Preps For IPO This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Trina McClendon, and was originally published here. Poultry grower Trina McClendon was three years into her 15-year contract with Sanderson Farms, America’s third-largest poultry [...]

2022-01-21T10:11:52-05:00January 21st, 2022|Food Integrity, In The News, Top Tier Outlet|

Press Release: Farmer Whistleblower Testifies before Congress about the Impacts of Corporate Concentration on America’s Chicken Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2022 Farmer Whistleblower Testifies before Congress about the Impacts of Corporate Concentration on America’s Chicken Farmers    WASHINGTON – Farmer whistleblower and Government Accountability Project client Trina McClendon testified this week before the US House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, on "Reviving Competition, [...]

2022-01-20T16:53:13-05:00January 20th, 2022|Food Integrity, Press, Press release|

Bloomberg: Democrats Step Up Criticism of Meat Companies on Inflation

Democrats Step Up Criticism of Meat Companies on Inflation This article features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Trina McClendon, and was originally published here. Democrats ratcheted up criticism of meatpacking giants Wednesday as a key lawmaker on antitrust issues charged that profiteering at the expense of consumers and farmers has reached “crisis” levels. Representative [...]

2022-01-20T09:58:27-05:00January 20th, 2022|Food Integrity, In The News|