Mariann talks this week with Michele Simon, Executive Director of the Plant Based Foods Association, whose mission is to ensure a fair and competitive marketplace for businesses selling plant-based foods that replace animal products. Michele is a lawyer with 20 years of experience in food and beverage law and policy. She has written extensively about food and alcohol politics, litigation, and a wide range of food and beverage advocacy efforts at the federal, state, and local levels. Among other topics, she discusses work to eliminate the policies that restrict what plant-based foods are called. As always, it’s also about educating the public and changing the debate. Michele is leading the way!
Jasmin interviews Raffaella Ciavatti and Lili Trenkova, co-founders of Collectively Free, an activist community that works towards total animal liberation through anti-speciesist messaging, creative actions, pro-intersectionality, and community building. They’ll talk about what they’ve been doing to move the message of respect for all beings.
Mariann covers News and – your favorite – Rising Anxieties!
As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.
This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food. Mending our unjust food system is a critical part of solving the world’s most destructive and persistent problems. Fortunately, the plant-based foods that promote health and well-being are the same foods that conserve resources to better feed the world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at awfw.org.
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