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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

2Most powerful names in food industryHugh Grant

Chairman, President and CEO, Monsanto Company

You either love Monsanto or you hate the leading company of genetically modified seeds (and manufacturer of RoundUp pesticide and recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH)). Regardless, as leader of the international biotechnology firm, which was highly criticized in Food, Inc and The Future of Food for inhumane and unethical practices, Hugh Grant has a huge influence on the foods we eat today and in the future.

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