This week on Straight, No Chaser, Katy Keiffer chats with Michele Simon, a public health lawyer who has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. She specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. She is the author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back. She is also president of Eat Drink Politics, an industry watchdog consulting firm. Tune in as Katy and Michele discuss the many issues we face as Americans in trying to improve our public policy surrounding food and health. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.



“We’re contaminating the environment to such an extent, that it’s become harder and harder for farmers who want to engage in ethical and organic practices to do so.”

“Transparency isn’t really something the food industry is interested in.”

–public health lawyer Michele Simon on Straight, No Chaser