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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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Cornell Study: Mandatory GMO Labeling Would Increase Food Prices $500 for NY Families

(Washington, D.C.)—As food prices continue to rise for families across the country, a new study from Cornell University this week revealed that New York’s proposed mandatory GMO labeling bill would cost families an average of $500 per year at the checkout aisle. The study comes on the heels of similar studies in Washington state and California that showed mandatory GMO labels would result in similar increases in the cost of food.

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Vermont GMO Labeling Law Critically Flawed and Costly for Consumers

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Grocery Manufacturers Association issued the following statement in response to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s signing into law of HB 112, a bill that would require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients in the state of Vermont:

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Responds to “Fed Up” Movie

WASHINGTON, DC—The Grocery Manufacturers Association today released the following statement from President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey in response to the film “Fed Up:”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today announced that the association will honor retired Walmart President and CEO Mike Duke with the 2014 GMA Hall of Achievement Award, the organization’s highest honor, at its Leadership Forum on Aug. 23 at The Broadmoor.

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JICC Calls for Industry Comment on Retirement of Coupon Barcodes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Joint Industry Coupon Committee (JICC) today issued a call for industry comments on its intent to initiate the GS1 Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) to retire the use of the GS1 UPC Prefix 5 and GS1/EAN Prefix 99 barcode symbols on all coupons issued in North America by June 30, 2015. The JICC will accept comments on its intention until June 16, 2014. 

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