Newsroom Archive: 2019

New research released today by the Grocery Manufacturers Association shows that nearly eight-in-ten (77%) Americans believe the federal government needs to take a leading role in tackling packaging waste, similar to the leadership role it played in the Apollo space project

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Roberta Wagner and Spencer Pederson join GMA’s growing leadership team.

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association today released the following statement from President and CEO Geoff Freeman on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) interim rule for hemp production.

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The market for cannabidiol (CBD) products is booming but new research released today by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) shows that consumers are confused about what CBD is, what it does and whether CBD products are safe. More concerning, with one-in-three Americans using CBD, the overwhelming majority (76%) assumes CBD products are subject to federal regulations and safety oversight when, in fact, no such regulations exist.

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association today commended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to release an advisory cautioning pregnant or breastfeeding women against the use of cannabidiol (CBD), and urged the agency to move swiftly to provide clear regulatory oversight and consumer protection around CBD-containing consumer products.

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Speaking before the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter, Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, today urged delegates to learn from U.S. mistakes when seeking to build a successful recycling system.

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