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Animal Law Podcast #36: The Case of the Antibiotics for Dinner

By Mariann Sullivan — May 30, 2018

On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Kim Richman of the Richman Law Group about several different cases he is working on that are all tied together by the theme of “truth in advertising.” We discuss what it means when animal agriculture companies advertise their products as “all-natural,” how that relates to evidence that such food contains trace amounts of antibiotics, what the law says about calling food all-natural, and the consumer protection cases Kim is bringing against companies that he asserts are using advertising that is deceptive.

Kim Richman, founder of the Richman Law Group, is a litigator of and for the people. Through an activist approach to law and policy, Kim has endeavored to clean our adulterated food systems of contaminants ranging from trans fat and GMOs to synthetic ingredients and pesticides. Most recently, Kim’s mission-driven client base of consumers, NGOs, and progressive business is focused on tackling factory farming practices that threaten animal welfare, the environment, and human health. The firm was founded on the idea that what has not been achieved through legislation can sometimes be achieved through litigation. This tight-knit cadre of tenacious and diverse professionals is dedicated to fighting for the rights of its clients, and through them, the needs of the community at large.


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