News & Events

GMA is frequently an active voice in some of the most popular issues and stories surrounding the food, beverage and consumer goods industry. We also provide a host of educational conferences and training programs throughout the year. Find out more on all of the latest GMA news and 2014 events below.

Or view the list of confirmed 2015 event dates.

News

GMA Statement in Response to New England Journal of Medicine Articles on Sodium

(Washington, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association released the following statement from Dr. Leon Bruner, GMA’s Chief Science Officer, in response to articles recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine on sodium intake and health outcomes. 

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GMA Report Highlights Industry Leadership on Environmental Sustainability

New report spotlights progress and achievements by CPG companies as they work to reduce their environmental footprint and implement innovative sustainable business practices.

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Anti-GMO Groups, Rep. DeFazio Ignore Scientific Consensus on GMOs, Lead Efforts to Eliminate Biotech

(Washington, D.C.)—Today, an increasingly discredited coalition of anti-GMO groups, led by Just Label It and the Environmental Working Group, went to Capitol Hill to join Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) in their misguided push for mandatory GMO labeling laws. Studies have found mandatory labeling laws will raise food costs for America’s families in the checkout aisle, impose unnecessary burdens on farmers and food producers and ultimately eliminate biotechnology from American agriculture.

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Hearing on Benefits of Biotechnology Important Tool to Increase Consumer Confidence about GMOs

(Washington, D.C.)—The following statement was released by Claire Parker, spokeswoman for the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, regarding today’s congressional hearing on the societal benefits of biotechnology

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Events

GMA Leadership Forum at The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs, CO/United States

August 22 2014

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Thermal Processing Professional Training Program

Washington, DC/United States

September 15 2014

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Food Microbiology Short Course: Do-It-Yourself Spoilage and Pathogen Testing

Washington, DC/United States

September 15 2014

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Essentials of Thermobacteriology Workshop

Washington, DC/United States

September 18 2014

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Industry Guidance on Acidified Foods Workshop

Washington, DC/United States

September 19 2014

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