These findings [from an article published in
Advances in Nutrition] suggest that we must be
very cautious when attributing adverse health
effects of fructose, HFCS or sucrose at normal,
moderate consumption levels. More research
needs to be done, but what we do know is that
consuming all foods in moderation, combined
with regular physical activity, is key to maintain-
ing a healthy body.
— James M. Rippe, M.D., Professor of Biomedi-
cal Sciences, University of Central Florida
The beverage industry has a long history
of being active in the [Chicagoland] com-
munity. Members of this coalition under-
stand what it takes to foster economic
development; and We Deliver in Chicago
helps bring together local companies,
workers and community members to ad-
dress the common economic challenges
and opportunities we face.
— Blevian Moore, Executive Director,
South Holland Business Association
Antibiotic overuse in meat and poultry pro-
duction is breeding superbugs that threaten hu-
man health, but we have no information that reveals
in which animals and for which purposes these drugs are
administered so widely. Without greater transparency, the
overuse of these drugs may continue unchecked. We ap-
plaud Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Dianne Fein-
stein (D-CA) for offering a proposal to shine a light on
the use of antibiotics on industrial farms.
— Laura Rogers, Project Director, The Pew
This [expansion into a $500-million state-of-the-
art facility] is a key milestone in our company’s
more than 90-year history, and a natural next step
as we continue to achieve even further national
growth. The Shamrock Farms brand stands for
Real. Fresh. Ideas, which means a commitment to
innovation and to providing authentic, high-quality
— Kent McClelland, third-generation of McClel-
land family leadership
As one of the most beloved,
enduring and valuable brands in
history, Coca-Cola continues to
set the gold standard for out-of-
the-box creative thinking. No one
is more deserving of this honor
[CLIO “Brand Icon” Award]. From
helping shape the modern image
of Santa Claus to teaching the
world the words to ‘I’d Like To
Buy The World A Coke,’ Coca-
Cola’s advertising continues to
keep its brand extraordinarily
fresh while reminding every gen-
eration of the joy of the simple
things in life.
— Nicole Purcell, Executive
Director, CLIO Awards.
Protecting programs that help low-income families, chil-
dren and seniors put food on the table is especially critical
at a time when our economy is still recovering from the re-
cession. The need for food assistance remains high across
the nation, and millions of families have to choose between
paying for rent and filling their pantries. Feeding America’s
network of food banks [is] stretched thin trying to meet
increased need in communities across the country.
— Bob Aiken, President and CEO, Feeding America
The [$410-million] agreement [with
Apollo and Metropoulos to buy five bak-
eries and some equipment] results in
significant value for our stake-
holders and we look forward to
putting the proposed transaction
before the Court next week.
By helping preserve fresh flavors
and nutrients in frozen foods, plastic
packaging often leads to less food waste.
And thin, lightweight plastic packaging also
leads to less packaging waste. So consum-
ers can save more food and grocery money
and create less waste.
— Steve Russell, Vice President of Plas-
tics, American Chemistry Council
— Gregory F. Rayburn, Chairman
and CEO, Hostess Brands
Every major innovation in almonds has come from Blue Diamond.
As a result, we are expanding our Sacramento headquarters to
include the world’s only research center dedicated to designing cut-
ting-edge almond products.
— Mark Jansen, President and CEO, Blue Diamond
The growth of our dividends over this long period of time [114
years] is testimony to the resilience of General Mills’ food
businesses, our strong financial condition, and our company’s
commitment to delivering superior returns to our shareholders.
— Ken Powell, Chairman and CEO, General Mills