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Find me at the Plant Based Foods Association

Dear loyal followers of this blog and my work:

I am happy to share that I have started a new organization that takes my passion for good food policy in a new direction and to new heights. The Plant Based Foods Association is a trade association representing leading companies in this growing food sector. As the organization’s executive director, I am now spending almost all of my time advancing policies and practices to promote more plant-based foods. This blog and website, including all of my reports, will remain available as a resource. Of course, there is still much work to do to address the negative practices of the junk food industry. The good news is there is also much positive change happening in the food industry and I am thrilled to put my skills and passion to use for food companies doing the right thing. You can follow my progress at plantbasedfoods.org and you can still follow me on Twitter @MicheleRSimon. Thanks for your interest and support!

 

Talk in New York City – Friday, April 8

If you’re in the NYC area, please come see me speak. Here are the details.

The Politics of Your Plate

Author and food lawyer, Michele Simon, will discuss the latest hot topics in food politics. From school lunch to deceptive food labels to dietary guidelines and GMO labeling — every week brings another food fight. Learn about the power of Big Food and get inspired to join the food movement. If you eat, you won’t want to miss this interactive and stimulating discussion with a leading food policy expert.

Friday, April 8, 8:15 pm, East End Temple, 245 E. 17th St., NYC (near 2nd Ave.)

Services at 6:15 pm; light dinner at 7:30 pm; program follows.

Seeking Outreach Volunteer or Intern for Exciting New Project

I am working with a group of plant-based food companies to expand upon my previous effort to give this growing, mission-based industry a collective voice in policy and promotion. To further the cause, I am seeking an eager and passionate advocate for healthy and sustainable food to help me launch a new venture. Responsibilities include: creating target lists for collaborating organizations and media outlets, developing a social media strategy, and assisting with various administrative tasks. We are planning many exciting activities and you can help us succeed while learning in the process. If you have 10-20 hours a week available and are extremely reliable and well-organized, please email me your resume and tell me why you’re interested. Virtual OK but prefer pacific time zone. (Michele@eatdrinkpolitics.com)

The only “dietary guideline” you need

Last week, the federal government released its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (See Marion Nestle’s excellent summary of the politics.) The entire affair is an insult to the advisory committee that worked hard to do the right thing. So in the spirit of keeping their original recommendations alive, here is their single most important message. DGApic

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