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Michele Simon

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It's All About Food - Michele Simon, What’s Happened to the Plant-Based Food Movement?

It's All About Food

Michele Simon, What’s Happened to the Plant-Based Food Movement? Michele Simon is a public health attorney, food policy expert, author, and thought leader in the plant-based foods industry. In 2016, she founded the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), the nation’s only membership association promoting the interests of plant-based food companies. For five years as PBFA’s executive director, Simon grew the association to over 300 members, leading a team of policy and retail experts. Through her strategic efforts, PBFA fought off the powerful meat and dairy lobbies, and forged new marketplace opportunities for the plant-based foods industry. Simon has written extensively on the politics of food and alcohol. Her first book, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back, was published by Nation Books in 2006. NYU Professor Marion Nestle (who calls the book “brilliant”) made it required reading for her nutrition students. In 2010, she founded her own consulting firm, Eat Drink Politics, and has written countless articles and reports while becoming a sought-after media pundit. Simon also offers legal advice on federal regulatory compliance for labeling and marketing, among other legal and policy services. She is admitted to practice law in California, working “of counsel” to Handel Food Law. Simon has a master’s degree in public health from Yale University and received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

55mins

16 Jun 2021

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#141 - Michele Simon: Addressing Structural Problems, not Symptoms of an Unjust and Unsustainable Food System

Eat For The Planet with Nil Zacharias

Michele Simon is a public health attorney, food policy expert, author, and thought leader in the plant-based foods industry.Questions explored on this episode: Can market-based solutions fix the problems with the food system? What can we learn from trends in the natural and organic foods industry? Are plant-based foods displacing animal-based foods?  What's the impact of acquisitions and consolidation in the plant-based foods industry? Are private label plant-based brands good for the industry? What are the strategic limitations of current approaches to ending factory farming? How do we fix the structural problems with the food system? Show Page: https://eftp.co/michele-simon-2021Newsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletterFollow us on InstagramFollow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 28mins

26 May 2021

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Altruistic Narcissism in Non-Profit Organizations with Michele Simon - Public Health Attorney

Narcissism Recovery Podcast

Altruistic Narcissism in Non-Profit Organizations with Michele Simon - Public Health Attorney

32mins

26 Apr 2021

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Michele Simon of the Plant Based Foods Association on Competing in the Marketplace

The Plantbased Business Hour

Has #COVID-19 positioned plant-based foods to gain lasting traction over the meat and dairy industries? Michele Simon, Executive Director of the Plant Based Foods Association, discusses the biggest challenges for plant-based businesses. Points of note are: 1) the need for plant-based businesses to compete on a level playing field in the marketplace with meat-based analogs, 2) the ability of these businesses to beat analog companies on taste, nutrition and community stewardship and 3) the groundwork being laid for lasting change. SUBSCRIBE and TUNE IN to the #PLANTBASEDBUSINESSHOUR every Tuesday and Thursday at 1p PT #LIVE on Linkedin. For more information, visit http://ElysabethAlfano.com/PBH and http://Plantbasedfoods.org .  I want to thank two great companies that I believe in for their support: Rich and Decadent ForA: Butter (get yours at ForaFoods.com) and Plant Power Fast Food which offers delicious vegan meals on the run with drive-by options available during Covid! Find a PPFF near you: PlantPowerFastFood.com!

51mins

3 Jul 2020

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Michele Simon of the Plant Based Foods Association on Competing in the Marketplace

Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano

Has #COVID-19 positioned plant-based foods to gain lasting traction over the meat and dairy industries? Michele Simon, Executive Director of the Plant Based Foods Association, discusses the biggest challenges for plant-based businesses. Points of note are: 1) the need for plant-based businesses to compete on a level playing field in the marketplace with meat-based analogs, 2) the ability of these businesses to beat analog companies on taste, nutrition and community stewardship and 3) the groundwork being laid for lasting change. SUBSCRIBE and TUNE IN to the #PLANTBASEDBUSINESSHOUR every Tuesday and Thursday at 1p PT #LIVE on Linkedin. For more information, visit http://ElysabethAlfano.com/PBH and http://Plantbasedfoods.org .  I want to thank two great companies that I believe in for their support: Rich and Decadent ForA: Butter (get yours at ForaFoods.com) and Plant Power Fast Food which offers delicious vegan meals on the run with drive-by options available during Covid! Find a PPFF near you: PlantPowerFastFood.com!

51mins

3 Jul 2020

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Appetite for Profit and Eat, Drink, Politics #SANE with Michele Simon & Jonathan Bailor

SANE Show: Eat More. Lose More. Smile More. with Jonathan Bailor

Appetite for Profit and Eat, Drink, Politics #SANE with Michele Simon & Jonathan Bailor

29mins

3 Jan 2019

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Michele Simon, Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Association

Agri-Pulse Open Mic Interview

This week’s guest on Open Mic is Michele Simon, Executive Director for the Plant Based Foods Association. From their launch two years ago, the group has seen tremendous membership growth among companies that provide plant based alternatives to meat, eggs and milk. Nielsen data suggest a 20 percent growth in the industry last year. While traditional meat and dairy groups lobby Washington to crack down on labeling of plant based products, Simon says it’s the companies that should provide labeling solutions not government agencies that often represent other interests.

19 Aug 2018

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4. Eat Drink Politics - Michele Simon

The Corporate Social Responsibility Podcast

Interview with Michele Simon, author of Appetite for Profit, focusing on the questionable philanthropic practices of McDonald's, Inc.

53mins

18 Feb 2014

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Michele Simon Interview

Food Sleuth Radio

Guest July 5th: Michele Simon, JD, MPH, public health lawyer, discusses her report: Food Stamps, Follow the Money: Are Corporations Profiting From Hungry Americans?Eat Drink Politics

28mins

5 Jul 2012

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Episode 27: Public Health Advocate And Attorney Michele Simon

What Doesn't Kill You

This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer chats with Michele Simon, a public health lawyer who has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. She specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. She is the author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back. She is also president of Eat Drink Politics, an industry watchdog consulting firm. Tune in as Katy and Michele discuss the many issues we face as Americans in trying to improve our public policy surrounding food and health. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch. “We’re contaminating the environment to such an extent, that it’s become harder and harder for farmers who want to engage in ethical and organic practices to do so.” “Transparency isn’t really something the food industry is interested in.” –public health lawyer Michele Simon on Straight, No Chaser

31mins

13 May 2012

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