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The 10 most powerful food people in America

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Most powerful names in food industry

Who do you think are the most powerful food people in America? We were surprised by’s list – Emeril didn’t cut it, we’d never heard of some of the “big names”, and, though we may think celeb chefs and cookbook authors are the authorities in food, it turns out there are quite a few other people who have a huge influence on our America diets. Here are the 10 most powerful food folk in America, according to

9Most powerful names in food industryJim Skinner

President and CEO, McDonald's Corporation

Perhaps one of the most powerful food authorities who changed America's eating habits for the worst, Jim Skinner is the head of the world's largest hamburger chain in the world. McDonald's buys almost a billion dollars' worth of American beef annually and, surprisingly, the largest purchaser of apples in the US (at least we know that customers are getting at least one serving of fruit a day).

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