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The 10 most powerful food people in America

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

10Michael R TaylorMichael R Taylor

Commissioner for Foods, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

We tend to turn our attention to food safety whenever an E. coli outbreak occurs, but Michael R Taylor, a federal food safety veteran, thinks of little else. His job entails carrying out new food safety regulations, direct safety and recall policies, and review the procedures of food-producing firms. This prevention-based approach to food safety is a winner!

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