Protecting Whistleblowers

The troubling truth about whistle blowers is that too often, established structures in society are better equipped to silence criticism than whistle blowers are equipped to expose wrongdoing. These letters to the editor about agriculture industry whistle blowers being muzzled by laws that allow large corporations to sue individuals who uncover misconduct into oblivion is evocative of a huge problem, both in the agriculture industry and the business world at large. As long as law takes the side of corporate interests over whistle blowers, our industries will never improve and bad business practices will continue to go unacknowledged. Read these letters to the editor at The New York Times.