Conflicts in the Global Institute for Food Security

Following the publication of a recent CBC News article that described the working atmosphere at GIFS (the Global Institute for Food Security) with strong language – “horror story”, “bizarre”, “complete disintegration”, “toxic environment” – several members wrote to USFA relating similar experiences in their own units.

USFA cannot comment on the specifics of this or other issues at this time. The CBC article quotes Senior Grievance Officer Pat Farnese, who has been working with members of that unit to press their case to U of S administrators. We encourage members who find themselves in similar situations to speak to our grievance team.