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Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), today announced the appointment of Sean Darragh as Executive Vice President, Global Strategies, a newly created position within the association. The Executive Vice President, Global Strategies, is responsible for expanding GMA’s international program by defining and effectively executing a global policy and advocacy strategy that is fully integrated into the GMA strategic plan.  He will lead.

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WASHINGTON, DC– At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum meetings being held this week in Big Sky, Montana, Pamela G. Bailey, President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), applauded the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Food Safety Cooperation Forum Co-Chairs and the World Bank to collaboratively scale up the deployment of food safety training modules and build out a network of food safety experts to reach more growers, more producers,.

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New Research Shows Dramatic Changes in Food and Beverage Ads Viewed by Children

(Washington, D.C.)  The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) today announced the results of new research conducted by Georgetown Economic Services that shows the average number of food and beverage advertisements that children 2 to 11 viewed on children’s programming fell by 50 percent between 2004 and 2010. “In recent years, food and beverage companies have adopted strict nutrition standards that have fundamentally changed.

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GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today announced the selection of Michael Eisner, former Walt Disney Company CEO and entertainment business veteran to deliver the annual Chairman’s Lecture at the GMA Executive Conference on August 21, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Testifies Before Congress Regarding

“The same factors that caused a ‘perfect storm’ for commodity prices in 2008 are once again contributing to rising food and food ingredient prices, including strong global demand, poor weather, rising energy costs, commodity speculation, and trade restrictions.  However, one difference between 2008 and 2011 is that even more of our food and feed is being diverted to produce fuel.

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BBDO New York (along with its sister companies Integer, PHD and Proximity), Edelman and FoodMinds have been selected to work with GMA and FMI and their member companies to develop a dynamic and comprehensive $50 million, 12-month consumer education campaign that will build awareness, understanding and use of the Nutrition Keys icon

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