America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2012


The website has published its second annual list of the 50 most powerful people in the food world for 2012.  According to the site, many of last year's names appear on this year's roster, but there are new names as well, meaning that some of  last year's power brokers have been replaced.  Some have also moved up -- or down -- the ladder.

Among the top ten are:  Brooke Johnson, president, Food Network (#1); Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (#2); Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods, Food and Drug Administration (#7); First Lady Michelle Obama (#8); and the CEOs of Yelp, Walmart, PepsiCo, McDonald's, Monsanto, and Archer Daniels Midland.

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