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GMA Recognizes Retired Walmart CEO Mike Duke with Hall of Achievement Award

GMA today presented retired Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke with its 2014 Hall of Achievement Award before more than 400 industry leaders at the GMA Leadership Forum.  The Hall of Achievement Award represents the highest honor given by the more than 100 year-old association.

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GMA and its Advisory Council today awarded Big Heart Pet Brands and PepsiCo, Inc. with the 2014 CPG Awards for Innovation and Creativity. The awards are given annually to companies that have demonstrated creativity, innovation, and have made a significant impact on the industry knowledge base.

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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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(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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(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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