Food & Environment Reporting Network: Facing a merger and a pay cut, chicken farmers push back

Facing a merger and a pay cut, chicken farmers push back This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In 2003, Rusty and Trina McClendon quit their jobs and put everything they owned up as collateral for a $1.4 million loan to build eight chicken houses, capable of raising a million [...]

2021-10-06T10:30:20-04:00October 4th, 2021|Activism, Food Integrity, In The News|

The Washington Post: The Biden administration takes aim at Big Chicken. But its goose might not yet be cooked

The Biden administration takes aim at Big Chicken. But its goose might not yet be cooked This article features Government Accountability Project’s client, Dallas McClendon, and was originally published here. As consumers chafe at growing food price inflation, the Biden administration is pointing a finger at some of the country’s largest meat companies, suggesting [...]

2021-10-04T11:34:15-04:00October 4th, 2021|Food Integrity, In The News|

Press Release: Farmer Whistleblower Takes to the Skies to Deliver Message about Big Ag Consolidation as Part of National #Fair Shake for Farmers Week of Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021 Farmer Whistleblower Takes to the Skies to Deliver Message about Big Ag Consolidation as Part of National #Fair Shake for Farmers Week of Action New Video Showcases Poultry Farmer Whistleblower’s Message to the World WASHINGTON – After 27 years of raising chickens for Perdue, Inc., Rudy Howell, a [...]

2021-09-20T16:11:25-04:00September 20th, 2021|Food Integrity, Press release|

Sentient Media: Air Pollution From Factory Farms Is Killing Us

Air Pollution From Factory Farms Is Killing Us This article features Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign and was originally published here. A new study has revealed that air pollution coming from agriculture leads to 17,900 U.S. deaths every year. Of the 15,900 deaths related to food production, the vast majority—80 percent—were linked to animal-based foods, [...]

2021-05-26T09:06:52-04:00May 26th, 2021|Food Integrity, In The News|

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1)

Women Whistleblowers in the Trump Era: A Celebration of Women Who Refused to Be Silenced (Part 1) By Sarah Hubbard In celebration of Women’s History Month every March, our nation honors women who have made great contributions to American history. Government Accountability Project celebrates a sometimes overlooked group of women who have served our nation [...]

2021-03-26T12:17:05-04:00March 26th, 2021|Blog, Climate Science, Food Integrity, Immigration|

The Progressive Pulse: Perdue Farms allegedly retaliated against Robeson County chicken farmer for publicizing sick, dying birds

Perdue Farms allegedly retaliated against Robeson County chicken farmer for publicizing sick, dying birds This article features Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign Director Amanda Hitt and was originally published here. For 25 years, Rudy Howell of Robeson County made a living by raising chicks as a contract grower for Perdue Farms, one of the [...]

2021-02-16T12:12:54-05:00February 16th, 2021|Food Integrity, In The News, Public Health|

Veg News: Biden Won’t Speed Up Chicken Slaughter Speeds in a Move for Safety

Biden Won’t Speed Up Chicken Slaughter Speeds in a Move for Safety This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. This week, the Biden Administration withdrew a pending rule that would increase the national slaughter speed of chickens to dangerous levels that would have further jeopardized animal welfare, worker safety, and public health. [...]

2021-10-04T13:24:49-04:00January 26th, 2021|Food Integrity, In The News, Public Health, US Government|

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|