The 10 Most Powerful Food Lobbies and How They Decide What’s on Your Plate (and in Your Glass)
This year, food lobbyists have been agonizing over various food labeling measures. A large number of the reports filed by lobbyists this year have dealt with proposed food labeling laws, including those covering GMOs, country-of-origin, health-issues, and nutrition, which affect everything from distributors to producers to grocery stores and restaurant chains.
Our list of the top 10 most powerful food lobbyists was compiled based upon the number of their special filings either for or against food industry legislation presented in Congress. If there was a tie, we then sorted by how many separate food issues they were involved in lobbying, and finally, by the amount of money spent by the lobbies during 2015.