America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2012


#50. Will Allen, Founder and CEO, Growing Power
#49. Martha Stewart, Author, Publisher, TV Personality
#48. Mark Bittman, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
#47. Danny Meyer, Restaurateur
#46. Bill Marler, Foodborne Illness Lawyer and Attorney
#45. Arturo Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers
#44. Elise Bauer, Blogger, SimplyRecipes.com
#43. Dan Barber, Chef
#42. Ingrid Newkirk, President and Co-Founder, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
#41. Josh Viertel, President, Slow Food USA
#40. Dr. Mehmet Oz, Host of 'The Dr. Oz Show'
#39. Susan Ungaro, President, The James Beard Foundation
#38. Tom Colicchio, Chef-Restaurateur, and TV Personality
#37. Jane Goldman, Vice President and General Manager, CHOW
#36. Michael Pollan, Author
#35. Vicki B. Escarra, President and CEO, Feeding America
#34. Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO, National Restaurant Association
#33. José Andrés, Chef-Restaurateur
#32. Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine
#31. Thomas Keller, Chef-Restaurateur
#30. David Dillon, Chairman and CEO, The Kroger Co.
#29. Anthony Bourdain, Author and TV Host
#28. Bill Shore, Founder and CEO, Share Our Strength
#27. David A. DeLorenzo, President and CEO, Dole Food Company
#26. Alice Waters, Chef–Restaurateur and Founder and Director, The Edible Schoolyard
#25. Catherine M. Cassidy, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Taste of Home Media Group
#24. Grant Achatz, Chef-Restaurateur
#23. Dan Bane, Chairman and CEO, Trader Joe’s
#22. Mario Batali, Chef-Restaurateur, and TV Personality
#21. John Mackey, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Whole Foods
#20. Julie Packard, Executive Director and Vice Chairman, Monterey Bay Aquarium
#19. Bill J. DeLaney, President and CEO, Sysco
#18. Irene Rosenfeld, CEO, Kraft Foods Snacks Division
#17. Fred DeLuca, Co-Founder and CEO, Subway
#16. David Kirchoff, CEO, Weight Watchers International
#15. Craig Jelinek, CEO, Costco
#14. The New York Times Food Critic
#13. Wolfgang Puck, Chef-Restaurateur
#12. Donnie Smith, President and CEO, Tyson
#11. Gregory Page, Chairman and CEO, Cargill
#10. Patricia Woertz, Chairman, President, and CEO, Archer Daniels Midland
#9. Hugh Grant, Chairman, President, and CEO, The Monsanto Company
#8. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States and Dietary Activist
#7. Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
#6. Jim Skinner, Vice Chairman and CEO, McDonald’s
#5. Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo.
#4. Mike Duke, President and CEO, Walmart
#3. Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Yelp
#2. Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
#1. Brooke Johnson, President, Food Network