Voices: Editor's Plate

Dave Fusaro Food ProcessingDave Fusaro is the Editor in Chief of Food Processing magazine. In Editor's Plate, Dave opines about the food and beverage industry as well as the state of business affairs and other topics helpful to the food and beverage industry.  Learn more about Dave and his background in our Contact Us section.

Editor's Plate: The New Wave in Eating

WhiteWave, our Processor of the Year, see a future filled with organic, plant-based foods.

By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief

I first met Gregg Engles in 1998 when he was heading a dairy company called Suiza Foods. He was an outsider in what still was an old-boy network of dairy executives. We met at an annual meeting of the dairy association, so as a journalist, I was a suspect outsider too. With no one else offering him a chair, I invited him to sit with me.

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Editor's Plate: Your Moral Obligations

Seems like a good month to look at the good, the bad and the criminal in this business.

10/20/2014

Editor's Plate: Another Tax Inversion?

Now Burger King wants to dodge U.S. taxes by acquiring Tim Hortons.

09/01/2014

Editor's Plate: Buy American (Processors)

With the world an unstable place, the U.S. is the safest bet for growth.

08/01/2014

Editor's Plate: CSR Means Paying Taxes

Walgreen Co., increasingly a grocery retailer, is considering an offshore home to avoid U.S. corporate taxes.

07/21/2014

Editor's Plate: A Wild Ride Ahead

In a month of financial wrangling, a salute to the small food and beverage companies.

06/30/2014

Editor's Plate: Ridiculous Label Claims

Unsubstantiated or exaggerated claims have no place in this business.

05/14/2014

Editor's Plate: To GMO or not to GMO

Are consumers not interested or is it too soon to tell?

04/08/2014

Editor's Plate: If Nelson Peltz Ran PepsiCo

Due to a rift in the time-space continuum, we bring you this report from the March 2016 issue of Food Processing.

03/18/2014

Editor's Plate: The USA Could Use a Woman's Touch

Whether or not it’s the work of Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo’s generosity shows a heart and soul we all should emulate.

02/06/2014

Editors Plate: Welcome to 2014, the Year of …

We may be at the start of a brand new year, but 2014 appears to hold most of the same issues and concerns that 2013 held.

01/14/2014

Editor's Plate: My Second Visit to ConAgra

Twenty years after I first visited, this is a very different company.

12/13/2013

Editor's Plate: I Need an Incentive to Stay Put

The whole country needs to rethink the practice of competing for business by giving away taxpayer money, especially for existing jobs.

11/14/2013

Editor's Plate: The Real Cure for Obesity

You're the solution, not the problem.

10/29/2013

Editor's Plate: Tempest in a Yogurt Cup

Moldy yogurt recall teaches Chobani – and every food processor – several painful lessons.

09/19/2013

Editor's Plate: Another Reason To Hate Wall Street

Who's Nelson Peltz to tell PepsiCo how to run a food and beverage business?

08/15/2013

Editor's Plate: A Load of Benjamins ... and One Larry

...and an Irene, too. Even as the 'average' food industry salary breaks $100k, how does the CEO of Smithfield Foods warrant $12.9 million.

07/09/2013

Editor's Plate: Another American Processor Sells Out

I thought I was a free-marketeer, but this Smithfield deal bothers me.

06/17/2013

Editor's Plate: Swinging for the Fences

Three measures that new product development is alive and well.

05/14/2013

Editor's Plate: The Dangers of the Dangers of GMOs

It looks like marketing and profiteering are trumping science.

04/11/2013

Editor's Plate: I Worry for H.J. Heinz

Buffett's OK, but who's this profit-conscious Brazilian investment firm?

03/14/2013