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North Carolina Takes a Hint and Ag Gag Takes a Hit

(1) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 3:26 PM

by Amanda Hitt

The use of undercover video, audio, and photographs to promote transparency in our food system has proved essential in holding bad actors accountable. Exposés have been so successful that in 2011 the practice came under widespread attack in the form of numerous states' proposed anti-whistleblower legislation, referred...

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USDA Poultry Inspector Speaks Out Against Hazardous Chemical Use

(12) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 6:16 PM

by Alyssa Doom

At 50 years of age, Sherry Medina didn't expect to be on disability, seeking early retirement. Committed to bringing awareness to consumers and others working in her sector, she recently made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Big Ag's liberal and unrestricted application of hazardous...

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Ag Gag 2013: A Continued Attempt to Silence Whistleblowers

(10) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 9:58 AM

By Sarah Damian

The Government Accountability Project's Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) has been working in full force since last year in preparation for the anti-whistleblower Ag Gag bills expected (unfortunately) to be introduced in the new legislative session. Bills in Wyoming, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Arkansas and Indiana have...

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New Whistleblower Law Empowers Voice of Federal Food Safety Employees

(5) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 12:25 PM

by Sarah Damian

'Tis the season for giving thanks, counting blessings and reflecting on the year past. While many Americans may not be aware, we can all now be grateful that on Nov. 27, President Obama signed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) into law, providing federal government...

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An Insider's Perspective on USDA's Problematic Poultry Rule

(6) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 9:54 AM

by Alyssa Doom

Phyllis McKelvey, a mother of three and grandmother of eight, worked in the poultry business for 44 years. She dedicated her professional life to protecting the integrity of the food supply. Knowing her oversight could literally mean the difference between life and death for consumers, she took...

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