House Passes GMO Labeling Bill

The U.S. of Representatives on July 14, 2016, passed the Senate GMO compromise bill by a bipartisan vote of 306-117. This legislation will crate a national standard for labelling foods with ingredients derived though biotechnology. The bill will now be sent to the President to be signed into law, and… Read More

CGAEF Hosts Golf Classic

The CGA Educational Foundation moved its Southern California Golf Classic to the coast this year while raising money for its college scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs. The Newport Beach Country Club, home of the Toshiba Classic, a PGA Champions Tour stop, hosted this year's tournament… Read More

Voters will consider a new use for bag fees on November ballot

Reprinted from The Los Angeles Times California voters in November will not only decide whether to uphold the state’s plastic bag ban, but will also whether to redirect fees on paper and reusable bags to environmental projects. Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Wednesday announced that a… Read More

Band-aid for closing recycling centers passes California Assembly

Reprinted from the Sacramento Bee (6/27/2016) Recyclers and grocery stores would get a reprieve from the causes and fallout of a wave of recycling center closures – and policymakers could get prodded toward a larger deal – under a budget bill that passed the Assembly on Monday. Hundreds of facilities… Read More

Foundation Awards Record Number of Scholarships

CGA Educational Foundation marks 25-year legacy of awarding California's serving grocery employees and their families with the gift of education SACRAMENTO, Calif. – June 24, 2016 – Hundreds of California grocery industry employees with receive life-changing financial assistance this year through… Read More

Hundreds of California recycling centers close – what now?

Reprinted from The Sacramento Bee Blue bins piled high with gleaming cans and pink plastic bags bulging with plastic jugs snaked up to the recycling center outside a Foods Co. on a recent Wednesday morning, with customers lined up to cash in their containers. A homeless man named Aaron Viramontes… Read More

Senators Reach GMO Labeling Deal

Occurs week before Vermont labeling law takes effect (reprinted from Progressive Grocer – 6/24/2016) Two U.S. senators have reached a bipartisan agreement on legislation requiring the first mandatory, nationwide label for food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), one week… Read More

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