Author, lecturer, and public health attorney Michele Simon has made it her life’s work to help us understand political lobbying in the food system—as reported in Organic Connections, the magazine for Natural Vitality.
Public health lawyer Michele Simon, author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back (Nation Books, 2006), has confronted food policy injustices since 1996, and shows no sign of stopping soon.
“I’d say my mission is to get underneath the headlines that we see about food industry promises, pledges and commitments and really explain the context for what’s going on,” Simon explains in an interview with Organic Connections. “I tend to focus on the consumer end of the food supply, so—looking at the actions of major food companies like Kraft, McDonald’s, PepsiCo and General Mills—what they’re doing, how they’re claiming to be part of the solution, how they’re really undermining public health, despite their claims to the contrary, and then how that plays out in the political arena.”
Read more in Organic Connections.