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
"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