"Nothing is created without something being destroyed."
- ADM chairman and CEO Pat Woertz, who has had to make wrenching personnel and capital allocation decisions in her current job and her previous one too--as head of Chevron's (cvx) downstream operations. ADM, which processes food and ethanol, reported disappointing earnings this morning. Woertz, No. 6 on Fortune's Most Powerful Women in Business list, is struggling to lift ADM stock, which at $26 is at a two-year low.