Industry signposts: hints of things to come

Food or fuel?
"If as predicted we look to use biofuels to satisfy 20 per cent of the growing demand for oil products, there will be nothing left to eat."

— Nestlé chairman and chief executive Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, to the Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag

Sustainable attitude
"All of us — retailers, wholesalers and suppliers — share a responsibility to develop green and socially responsible business practices."

— Tim Hammonds, president and CEO of Food Marketing Institute

Fair regulatory warning
"The FDA takes seriously its responsibility to protect Americans from unsafe dietary supplements."

— Margaret Glavin, the FDA's associate commissioner of the Office of Regulatory Affairs, after the agency seized more than $1 million worth of dietary supplements from LG Sciences

Gluten on the go
"Gluten is one of the top three food stories of the year ahead. It's a tremendous opportunity for companies to provide quality, tasty foods because gluten has good performance attributes."

— Loren Israelsen, president of LDI Group consultancy and UNPA, the United Natural Products Alliance

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