Barbara Stinson has been tapped to serve as the new president of the World Food Prize Foundation and the Grocery Manufacturers Association added Roberta Wagner and Spencer Pederson to its regulatory and federal affairs team.
The online food store seems like any other grocery site: The five-pound wheel of Blue Stilton cheese is no longer in stock, but there’s still plenty of beef, chicken, basmati rice, apples, Yukon Gold potatoes, yogurt, and a host of other foodstuffs available, all part of a plan to cut food waste.
The public’s attitude toward genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food is difficult to define, as illustrated by the results of two surveys released today. One found that GMO labels in Vermont lessened consumer fears, while another found that half the American public had human health concerns when shown a bottle of cooking oil with a “BE” label.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which has shed some its major members over the past year, is now losing President and CEO Pamela Bailey, who is resigning after about a decade at the helm of the organization.
WASHINGTON, August 30, 2017 - To help determine how to implement the GMO labeling law signed into law last year, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service asked stakeholders to respond to 30 questions dealing with issues ranging from allowable thresholds for bioengineered substances to the specific labeling language that can be used by food manufacturers.