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Food Fix in the news: I joined Vox’s popular “Today, Explained” podcast this week to discuss the explosion in class action lawsuits facing the food industry over the past decade. The first half of the episode is an interview with plaintiffs attorney Spencer Sheehan (AKA the “Vanilla Vigilante”), who has filed so many lawsuits against food companies that he is in a league of his own. I join Noel King in the second half of the episode to talk about the impact of these lawsuits. Listen here.

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