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Michele Simon

Michele Simon has more than 20 years of experience in food and beverage law and policy. She is executive director of the Plant Based Foods Association, a trade group representing the nation’s leading plant-based foods companies. In addition to her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Michele has a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. She is admitted to practice law in California.

  • July 2, 2019    |   First Amendment

    Mississippi Food Labeling Law

    Mississippi Makes Selling “Veggie Burgers” a Crime

    If this doesn’t come as a stunning revelation, then you’re savvier than the state of Mississippi gave you credit for. In 2019, at the behest of the meat lobby, Mississippi banned food companies making plant-based meat alternatives from using any meat product terms on their labels (burgers, hot dogs, etc.), supposedly to protect consumers. Mississippi’s…

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