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United State's 50 Most Powerful People in Food

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United State's 50 Most Powerful People in Food

The Daily Meal has compiled their annual list of the United State's 50 Most Powerful People in Food. A look at the men and women who influence what we eat.

Far from the chefs who often top such lists, this top 50 focuses on the CEOs, leaders and executives of the world's largest corporations, governments and organizations that influence our food industry on a global scale.

Top of the list sits Thomas Vilsack, secretary of the United State's Department of Agriculture. He's followed by the CEOs of both Monsanto and Walmart in second and third respectively.

Among the presidents and execs are just two chefs - Jose Andres and Thomas Keller, both deemed less powerful than Pete Wells, restaurant critic at the New York Times, who ranks in at 14th on the list.

Below is the U.S's 10 Most Powerful People in Food, you can see the full 50 over on Daily Meal.

1. Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture

2. Hugh Grant, Chairman, President, and CEO, The Monsanto Company

3. Doug McMillion, President and CEO, Walmart

4. Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Food, Federal Drug Administration

5. Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, Pepsi

6. James P. Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

7. Patricia Woertz, Chairman, President, and CEO, Archer Daniels Midland

8. Jack Menzel, Product Managing Director, and Dan Entin, Director of Digital Product Management, and their teams, Google

9. Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder and CEO, Yelp

10. David MacLennan, Chairman and CEO, Cargil

Via Daily Meal

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