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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifty-four percent of shoppers demonstrated that they actively consider environmental sustainability characteristics in their buying decisions, according to a new study released today by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Deloitte. But while shoppers are often thinking green, they actually bought green products on just 22 percent of their shopping trips. More than 6,400 shopper intercept interviews were conducted for the survey, which is the basis of a larger GMA-Deloitte report released today titled Finding the Green in Today’s Shoppers: Sustainability Trends and New Shopper Insights.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) this week urged members of the Unites States House and Senate to make school children’s health a priority in the 111th Congress by cosponsoring the Fitness Integrated with Teaching (FIT) Kids Act of 2009 (S.634/H.R.1585). The FIT Kids Act is sponsored by Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Zach Wamp (R-TN) in the House, and by Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and John Ensign (R-NV) in the Senate.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of its ongoing effort to improve the safety and security of the nation’s food supply, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today gathered over 200 of the industry’s top scientists and quality assurance experts to assess its current food safety practices, share successful practices and develop a comprehensive plan for preventing food-related health outbreaks.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pam Bailey today outlined the association’s food safety reform agenda at a gathering of industry experts in Miami, Florida.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Regulatory Affairs Operating Officer Dr. Craig Henry today testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee regarding food safety oversight:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today called on Congress to fully implement the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and allow the U.S. Department of Transportation to fully implement its cross border pilot trucking program with Mexico.

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