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

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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GMA Files Lawsuit to Overturn Vermont’s Unconstitutional Mandatory GMO Labeling Law

WASHINGTON, DC – The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), along with the Snack Food Association, International Dairy Foods Association and the National Association of Manufacturers, has filed a complaint in federal district court in Vermont challenging the state’s mandatory GMO labeling law.  GMA issued the following statement in conjunction with the legal filing.

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New Consumer Survey: Americans Support FDA’s Voluntary Labeling Policy for GMOs

Washington, D.C. – Despite extensive media coverage of activist efforts to impose controversial state-based labeling laws for GM foods, a new consumer survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation finds that a majority of Americans support the FDA’s current voluntary labeling policy for foods containing GM ingredients. The survey also reveals positive perceptions of GM foods that offer nutritional benefits, and continued overall confidence in the safety of the U.S. food supply.

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Events

2014 Global Sustainability Summit

Boston, MA/United States

August 13 2014

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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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