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Top executives from the consumer packaged goods industry gathered yesterday for the start of the 2011 Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Executive Conference.  Retailers, manufacturers, and thought leaders from government, academia and the entertainment industry shared new ideas and successful business practices with the goal of serving consumers better, faster and more completely than ever before.

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GMA Supports Comprehensive Anti-Obesity Bill Introduced by Representative Marcia L. Fudge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today applauded Representative Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) for introducing the Fit for LIFE Act of 2011, wide-ranging legislation aimed at combating childhood obesity.

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GMA Applauds Introduction of Agricultural Trade Facilitation Act

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today applauded Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for his introduction of the Agricultural Trade Facilitation Act, a bill that will help expand export markets for U.S. agricultural products through facilitating trade agreements that are science based and transparent.

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(Washington, D.C.) Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) president and CEO, Pamela G. Bailey, today announced the appointment of George E. Dunaif, Ph.D., DABT, as vice president of food safety and technical services.

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) applauds the member companies of the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) for today’s groundbreaking agreement to update and strengthen the CFBAI initiative with the adoption of uniform nutrition criteria for foods advertised to children.

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America’s pediatricians are on the front lines in the battle against obesity and in developing science-based and proven weight management strategies for their patients.  Unfortunately, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement on obesity and the media is based largely on outdated research that does not adequately reflect the current marketplace environment and trends.

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