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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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A More Important Vote in California

Proposition 37 looks likely to ignite the GMO debate nationally.

10/09/2012

American Medical Association's Uneducated Attitude on Salt

The AMA is battling salt. What if the organization got involved with something its members actually have proficient knowledge about? Say, infectious diseases?

07/01/2006

Are You Doing Enough for Health?

As the recent IFT Show proved, there are plenty of healthful ingredient solutions out there.

09/01/2005

Behavior Modification Presentation at Research Chefs Assn Conference

Tell consumers, ‘We care about your health.’ When people feel cared about, they become your most loyal customers.

06/01/2005

Chinese Ingredients Unpopular at 2007 IFT Food Expo

The Chinese pavilion at the IFT Food Expo was like a ghost town.

09/04/2007

Choosing Food Based on Greenhouse Gas Score a Bad Idea

Choosing food based on a greenhouse gas score is a bad idea, says Editor Dave Fusaro, in this month's Editor's Plate column.

10/04/2007

Corn-Based Ethanol Raises Ingredient Prices

It’s amazing to see how $3-a-gallon gasoline finally has set off a frenzy to find alternatives to oil, not just here in the U.S. but around the world. Will we someday be competing with our own SUVs for food?

09/01/2006

Corn-Based Ethanol an Unexpected Obstacle to Sustainability

In addition to driving up food prices, corn-based ethanol is standing in the way of developing other alternative fuels.

05/19/2008

Do They Want Healthier Food or Not?

In his monthly column, Editor's Plate, Dave Fusaro sounds off: Cheerios may have gone too far, but a ‘new’ FDA should focus on safety and health.

05/29/2009

Don't be Guilty of Greenwashing

Deceptive efforts deserve criticism; but let us know about your best efforts to save the planet.

09/05/2008

Donating Product to Second Harvest is a Win-Win

It’s a win-win-win. What better way to move unsalables, get a tax benefit and help hungry people?

10/01/2005

Don’t Buy Sustainability from Walmart

Credit the big retailer with jump-starting a unified green effort, but the food & beverage industry should be the driver.

09/14/2009

Editor's Plate: 2010 Was a Pretty Good Year

A toast to a surprisingly good 2010, with fingers crossed for 2011.

01/08/2011

Editor's Plate: A Littler Joint Venture: Me & Goji

Alexander and Adam let you design your own cereal … and container.

03/14/2011

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: 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: All Things in Moderation

Create low- (but not no-) calorie beverages (and other food products) without fear of failing.

03/14/2012

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: 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: Another Tax Inversion?

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

09/01/2014