According to Besha Rodell of the LA Weekly Blog, The Daily Meal recently released its list of the 50 most powerful people in food.  Rodell writes:

[T]he people, as they say, “decide what and how you eat, whether you realize it or not.” And while the list has its fair share of celebrity chefs — the Wolfgang Pucks, the Anthony Bourdains — there are also a lot of folks on the list that wield their power from a less visible vantage point.

Food Safety News publisher Bill Marler came in at number 48 on the list.