America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2014

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These men and women decide what and how you eat, whether you realize it or not

Candidates include chef José Andrés, chef Alice Waters, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, McDonald's CEO Donald Thompson, and Archer Daniels Midland CEO Patricia Woertz.

50. Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, Co-Founders, The Food Tank
49. Adam Rapoport, Editor in Chief, Bon Appetit
48. Matt Maloney, CEO, GrubHub Seamless
47. Bill Marler, Foodborne Illness Lawyer and Attorney
46. Steve Ells, Founder/ Co-CEO, Chairman, Chipotle Mexican Grill
45. Tom Colicchio, Chef-Restaurateur and TV Personality
44. Catherine Cassidy, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, Taste of Home
43. Ingrid Newkirk, President and Co-Founder, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
42. Mark Bittman, Journalist and Author
41. Tracey Ryder, President and CEO, Edible Communities Publications
40. Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine
39. Alice Waters, Chef-Restaurateur and Founder and Director, The Edible Schoolyard Project
38. Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO, National Restaurant Association
37. Thomas Keller, Chef-Restaurateur
36. Susan Ungaro, President, James Beard Foundation
35. Danny Meyer, Restaurateur
34. Michael Pollan, Author
33. Bill Shore, Founder and CEO, Share Our Strength
32. Dan Bane, Chairman and CEO, Trader Joe's
31. Bob Aiken, President and CEO, Feeding America
30. Steve Spinner, CEO, President, and Director, United Natural Foods, Inc.
29. Julie Packard, Executive Director and Vice-Chairman, Monterey Bay Aquarium
28. John Mackey, Founder and Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
27. David Kirchhoff, CEO, Weight Watchers International
26. Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Chef/ Restaurateurs
25. David Murdock, CEO, Dole Food Company
24. Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder and CEO, Instagram
23. Ben Silbermann, Founder and CEO, Pinterest
22. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
21. Rodney McMullen, Chairman and CEO, The Kroger Co.
20. Fred DeLuca, Co-Founder and President, Subway
19. Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network
18. José Andrés, Chef-Restaurateur
17. Pamela Bailey, President and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers Association
16.  Paul Grimwood, CEO and Chairman, Nestlé USA
15. Donald Thompson, Vice Chairman and CEO, McDonalds
14. Pete Wells, Restaurant Critic, The New York Times
13. Craig Jelinek, CEO, Costco
12. Donnie Smith, President and CEO, Tyson Foods
11. William J. Delaney III, CEO, Sysco
10. David MacLennan, Chairman and CEO, Cargill
9. Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder and CEO, Yelp
8. Jack Menzel, Product Managing Director, and Dan Entin, Director of Digital Product Management, and their teams, Google
7. Patricia Woertz, Chairman, President, and CEO, Archer Daniels Midland
6. James P. Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
5. Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, Pepsi
4. Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Food, Federal Drug Administration
3. Doug McMillion, President and CEO, Walmart
2. Hugh Grant, Chairman, President, and CEO, The Monsanto Company
1. Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, USDA