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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 Unfortunately, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement on obesity and the media is based largely on outdated research that does not adequately reflect the current marketplace environment and trends.

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Digital transformation is connecting billions of people worldwide, empowering consumers and enabling consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to manage the enterprise more effectively and efficiently to drive growth, according to Thriving in a Connected World, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and PwC US 2011 Food, Beverage, and Consumer Products financial performance report released today.

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“GMA applauds today’s overwhelming and bi-partisan support for an amendment offered by Senators Feinstein and Coburn to end wasteful subsidies for corn ethanol. GMA also applauds the resounding vote in the House of Representatives in support of Rep. Flake’s amendment to end federal spending on corn ethanol infrastructure.”

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Grocery Manufacturers Association Launches International Food Additives Database

(Washington, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has launched an International Food Additive Database designed to provide industry with easy access to accurate and current regulatory requirements on food additives in importing countries around the world.  “The International Food Additive Database will be an invaluable tool in helping to expand export markets for U.S. specialty and processed food products,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery.

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced today that they will partner to host a seminar to enhance collaboration between food and consumer product manufacturers and retailers in the drug channel. 

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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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