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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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05/01/2005

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08/01/2005

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09/01/2005

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11/01/2005

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12/01/2005

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02/01/2006

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04/01/2006

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