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The Complexity of Consumer Perceptions about GMOs

Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Posted in Industry/Consumer Trends by Erin Hart

Lack of awareness about genetically modified organisms (GMOs), increased media attention, legislation and labeling discussions have all impacted the way your consumer thinks about their food ingredients. Research reveals that most US consumers are unclear about bioengineered ingredients and what the term "genetically-modified organisms" means.

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Find out more in this PMA report on US Consumers Perceptions of GMO

Key Learnings from the Center for Produce Safety Research Symposium 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Posted in Food Safety/Traceability by Erin Hart

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) held its fifth annual research symposium in Newport Beach, CA at the Island Hotel on June 24-25, 2014. The symposium featured twenty-two CPS-funded research programs and discussions on what the research means to the produce industry.  

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  • The full technical reports for completed CPS research programs can be found on the CPS website at  
  • Missed the Center for Produce Safety's 2014 Produce Research Symposium? Catch up on 10 lessons learned. Download report 

Your business deserves the big impact of big data

Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Posted in Technology by Erin Hart

In "Your Business Deserves the Big Impact of Big Data," Food Genius founder and CEO Justin Massa, Instacart founder Max Mullen and CoPilot Labs founder and CEO Eli Chait discussed how to utilise information to improve marketing, product development and day-to-day operations. 

"When we rely on our gut instinct rather than the data, it leads us down a dangerous path," warned Massa.

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Presentations from PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Posted in Industry/Consumer Trends by Erin Hart

On August 13 and 14, 2014, over 370 industry leaders gathered in Pretoria, South Africa for the PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference & Expo to share in discussions ranging from trading opportunities in Africa to trends in the vegetable sector.

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Missed PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa? Click here to view presentations.

PMA Fresh Connections 2014 full resources now available.

Monday, 8 September 2014 | Posted in Fresh Connections A-NZ by Erin Hart

On June 24-26, 2014, more than 1,100 fresh produce leaders, top supply chain executives and industry experts from around the world gathered in Auckland, New Zealand for PMA Fresh Connections: Australia-New Zealand. This year's conference was held in New Zealand for the first time and featured record attendance. From cutting-edge technology to global trends, speakers helped delegates innovate, collaborate and thrive. 

Missed PMA Fresh Connections or want to access the presentations? We've made as many of them available as possible via

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