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S.F., Oakland, Albany voters pass soda tax

Reprinted from the San Francisco Chronicle (11/8/2016) Three Bay Area cities on Tuesday became among the first in the country to levy a tax on sodas and other sugary drinks in an effort to help stanch the nation’s diabetes and obesity epidemics. In San Francisco, Proposition V was winning 62… Read More

CGA Issues Statement on Passage of Prop. 67

Following the passage of Proposition 67 and the defeat of Proposition 65, CGA President and CEO Ron Fong issued the following statement: “The passage of Prop. 67 is a win for both business and the environment. California’s grocers have been proud to stand with Senators Kevin DeLeon, Ricardo Lara,… Read More

Editorial: Approve the plastic bag ban despite unconscionable ads

Editorial Board San Jose Mercury News November 3, 2016 The two plastic bags propositions on the California ballot were confusing enough for voters before misleading advertisements started flooding the airwaves. Ignore them. Here is all you need to know: Proposition 67 upholds the statewide… Read More

L.A. Times: Yes on Prop. 67

Prop 67: A vote to stop profiteering from polluting the Golden State The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board September 12, 2016 The “paper or plastic” era is, gratefully, on its way out. Over the last decade, more than 150 counties and cities in California have outlawed the flimsy, storm-drain-blocking, sea-turtle-choking,… Read More

S.F. Chronicle Recommends: Yes on Prop. 67, No on Prop. 65

San Francisco Chronicle August 26, 2016 Nine years ago, San Francisco banned plastic shopping bags and set off a movement that’s led nearly half the state and its biggest cities to do the same. Skipping the bags at checkout was a hassle at first, but now folks don’t seem to miss the throwaway… Read More

CGA Exec Elected to CSU Foundation Board

California Grocers Association President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald Fong was recently elected to The California State University Foundation Board of Governors. “We are honored to welcome Ronald Fong to our foundation team,” said CSU Board of Governors Chair Ronald Barhorst. “He has an… Read More

Industry Supports National GMO Label Standard

Two national grocery associations praised President Obama for signing into law a biotechnology labeling bill that creates a national labeling standard for food products made with genetically engineered ingredients and genetically modified organisms. President Obama signed S. 764 into law, a bi-partisan,… Read More

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