Jessica heads up GFI’s Washington D.C. office where our team of lawyers, lobbyists, and analysts leverage federal and state legislation, regulation, litigation, and multilateral engagement to secure public investments and ensure a level playing field for alternative proteins. Prior to GFI, she advanced the public interest through policy and litigation at the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the D.C.-based law firm Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal. Jessica holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and an M.S. in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University.
Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain says a ban on vegan food using “meat” on labels protects consumers: “Call it what it is.”— CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2019
But The Good Food Institute’s Jessica Almy says it’s an “absurd law,” adding “producers are afraid of the new competition.” pic.twitter.com/TevFoq7Kq6
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Jessica Almy argues that label censorship bills are ultimately aimed at reducing competition. Instead, lawmakers should focus their effort on ensuring a level playing field.
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