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Food Integrity Campaign
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The mission and long-term objective of FIC is to enhance overall food integrity by facilitating truth-telling. FIC seeks to accomplish this mission by strategically working to alter the relationship of power between the food industry and consumers; protecting the rights of those who speak out against the practices that compromise food integrity; and empowering industry whistleblowers and citizen activists.

FIC is a program of the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. GAP’s mission is to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists. Founded in 1977 and located in Washington, D.C., GAP is a nonpartisan, public interest group.

GAP is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with an operating budget of around $2.5 million. Gifts to GAP are tax-deductible. The vast majority of our funds come from over 10,000 individual donors and foundations such as the CS Fund, the Open Society Foundations and Rockefeller Family Fund. Additional support comes from legal fees, settlement awards, and services provided.

Entries by Food Integrity Campaign

Idaho's Anti-Whistleblower Ag Gag Law Ruled Unconstitutional

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 4:44 PM

By Amanda Hitt

An Idaho court found that agricultural whistleblowing is not a crime. Consumers who want to know the truth about the food system won a big victory this week against the culture of silence thanks to U.S. Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill, who struck down Idaho's anti-whistleblower Ag...

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North Carolina Whistleblowers: We Still Have Your Back

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 6:12 PM

By Louis Clark

Nationwide, supporters of truth and transparency in the food system are mourning the enactment of North Carolina's anti-whistleblower Ag Gag law. Designed to chill truth-tellers who expose wrongdoing, the measure allows employers to pursue civil charges against any employees who take photographs or video, and...

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Bacon, Now With Toenails? USDA Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Pork Program

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 3:09 PM

by Amanda Hitt

Americans love pork. But they'd probably think twice about biting into that slice of bacon or Spam sandwich if they knew about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's high-speed slaughter program. Fortunately, a few brave USDA meat inspectors have come forward to let folks know what's...

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Building a Community of Truth-Tellers to Answer Daunting 'What's for Dinner' Question (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 2:42 PM


Across the nation, millions of Americans are asking the age-old question: "What's for dinner?" It used to be as simple as choosing between chicken and beef, but today the choices have become considerably more nuanced. It's now a matter of free-range and "all natural," gluten-free or vegan,...

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North Carolina Takes a Hint and Ag Gag Takes a Hit

(1) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 4:26 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 | 7:16 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 | 10:58 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 | 1:25 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 | 10:54 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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