Food Safety News: Government Accountability Project Adds New Whistleblower Resources

Yesterday, GAP’s Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) announced a mobile-friendly redesign of its website ( The site features an animated video that illustrates the community effort needed to safeguard food and the key role whistleblowers play in keeping our food system honest. The article also highlights the resources that FIC’s new site offers, including an interactive tool for whistleblowers to find out what legal rights they enjoy and information on active public campaigns.

Key Quote: “It takes a community to build a culture of truth-telling, and provides a space for this movement to grow,” said FIC Director Amanda Hitt. 

The campaign officially began a few years ago after GAP held a conference at the American University Washington College of Law addressing the many transparency and accountability issues that arise in industrial agriculture.

Reason: Ron Paul Argues for Clemency for NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

Former Rep. Ron Paul is urging the public to support GAP client and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden with the relaunch of his petition demanding clemency.

Charlotte Observer: National Hospital Chain Settles Whistleblower Lawsuits for $98 Million

A $98.15 million settlement resolves seven whistleblower cases filed under the False Claims Act against the nation’s largest operator of acute care hospitals, Community Health Systems Inc.

CNN: New Leaker Disclosing U.S. Secrets, Government Concludes

Evidence of the existence of a new inside intelligence source, similar to GAP client and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, has emerged based on information contained within a story published earlier this week by Glenn Greenwald. The article cites National Counterterrorism Center documents dated August 2013, which is after Snowden left the country.
Michael Riley is a Communications Intern for the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.