Media Coverage and Press Releases
FACT is routinely in the media due to our efforts to change our nation's food systems--resulting in more humane, healthy, and safe food for us all. Please visit the below media articles that illustrate our outreach:
December 8, 2017: Feed Navigator quoted Food Safety Director Steven Roach on the decrease of antibiotic sales to the food animal industry in 2016--the first time sales decreased since 2009.
November 9, 2017: Feed Navigator covered the USDA's disappointing response to the new WHO antibiotic guidelines, heavily featuring reaction by FACT's Food Safety Director Steven Roach.
October 12, 2017: Feed Navigator provided an in-depth review of FACT's Fund-a-Farmer grants and the impact these grants have on farmers and farm animals alike.
October 6, 2017: Reader's Digest examined the health risks of fast food given the Chain Reaction report's findings.
October 4, 2017: The Pig Site promoted FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants as a way for farmers to expand farm animal welfare on their operations.
October 4, 2017: The Beef Site promoted FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants.
October 4, 2017: The Poultry Site promoted FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants.
October 3, 2017: Farm Forum highlighted FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants and the opening of our annual grant application.
Sept 28, 2017: Nation's Restaurant News covered Chain Reaction with a reference to FACT's involvement in the report creation.
Sept 27, 2017: The Chicago Tribune covered the third annual Chain Reaction report, a collaborative effort by FACT and allied organizations to monitor the use of antibiotics in the food supply chains used by the top 25 largest restaurant chains.
July 22, 2017: Feed Navigator covered the latest incident of Mad Cow Disease and FACT's concerns that poultry litter used as cattle feed could cause future infection outbreaks.
May 14, 2017: The Worcester Telegram in Massachusetts profiled Joan Walker, owner of Walker Farm on Whortleberry Hill, and the impact of their 2017 Fund-a-Farmer grant.
April 26, 2017: The Lynden Tribune in Washington State highlighted Misty Meadows Farm, and the impact of their 2017 Fund-a-Farmer grant.
March 20, 2017: The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (MOSES) invited FACT Humane Farming Program Director Larissa McKenna to author an article on organic food labeling through the lens of animal welfare.
March 7, 2017: The Observer-Review profiled Shannon Brook Farm, a multi-year Fund-a-Farmer grant recipient on the organic and humane practices they use on their farm in Watkins Glen, NY, referencing their grant awards provided by FACT.
February 27, 2017: NRDC's Blog featured FACT's Food Safety Director Steven Roach discussing the new WHO list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and why state-level legislation such as Maryland's pending Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017 is necessary.
February 16, 2017: Lancaster Farming highlighted FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grant Recipients, with an emphasis on Mid-Atlantic farms.
February 7, 2017: Our Press Release announcing our 2017 Fund-a-Farmer Grant Recipients, with the full roster of funded farms and highlights of our new partnership with the ASPCA (please see our October 4, 2017 Press Release below for more information).
January 11, 2017: Yahoo Finance featured the ASPCA's new guide to animal welfare certification for farmers, referencing the new partnership between the ASPCA and FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Project that will provide grants to humane-oriented farmers to gain their first--or additional--animal welfare certifications for their farms.
January 6, 2017: The Wisconsin Gazette highlighted the ongoing work that FACT and Keep Antibiotics Working coalition members are doing to deliver 125,000 petitions to fast food chains to reduce antibiotic usage.
November 16, 2016: This Week featured FACT as their "charity of the week." This feature highlights 501c3 organizations that maintain a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator as well as exemplary transparency and accountability metrics.
October 25, 2016: Feed Navigator article featuring Steven Roach, FACT's Food Safety Director, on consumer petitions to the FDA calling for responsible antibiotic usage.
October 11, 2016: Civil Eats article on the need to support humane farms, featuring FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Project and Larissa McKenna, FACT's Humane Farming Director.
October 4, 2016: Our Press Release announcing the open application period for our 2017 Fund-a-Farmer Project grants, with details on the application process and upcoming webinars. For the first time, FACT is offering grants to help farmers attain new animal welfare certification through a generous partnership with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). We are pleased and excited for this new initiative and partnership!
September 21, 2016: WFTV-Orlando coverage of Chain Reaction II report, featuring a quote from Steven Roach, FACT's Food Safety Director.
September 20, 2016: The Los Angeles Times coverage of Chain Reaction II report, referencing FACT's work.
September 15, 2016: STAT News coverage of the petition to the USDA calling for restrictions on antibiotic usage in food animal production, referencing FACT as a petition signer.
August 10, 2016: Reuters coverage of 350,000 petitions delivered to KFC and Yum Brands by FACT and affiliated groups, featuring a quote from Steven Roach, FACT's Food Safety Director.
August 9, 2016: Reuters coverage of Cargill's decision to halt usage of medically important antibiotics in their turkey supply--based in part on petitions signed and delivered to KFC from FACT and affiliated groups.