The Weekly Grind – December 6, 2013December 6, 2013
REGISTRATION OPENS FOR THE 2014 NAMA DIVISION MEETINGS
Registration is open for the spring Division Meetings, March 8-11, 2014. The meetings will be held at the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa in Marco Island, Florida. Go to http://www.namamillers.org/meetings/2014-division-meetings/ for more information about the meeting, including the meeting schedule, making hotel room reservations, and the airlines servicing the area.
NAMA LAUNCHES TWITTER ACCOUNT
NAMA launched its official twitter account this week in an effort to reach a broader audience of industry leaders. For news and updates, follow us at @NAMAmillers (http://www.twitter.com/NAMAmillers). You can also find NAMA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NAMAmillers.
K-STATE STUDENTS RECEIVE NAMA SCHOLARSHIPS
Three deserving K-State students were awarded a $1,500 NAMA scholarship for the Fall 2013 semester. Every year, NAMA funds scholarships to be awarded to students participating in the milling science program at K-State. The fall 2013 recipients are Dylan Esley, Senior, Olathe, KS; Landon Harp, Senior, Liberal, KS; and Nathan Watson, Senior, Hunter, KS.
AG AND FOOD COALITION SUPPORTS PHOSPHINE REGISTRATION
A coalition of 15 agriculture and food organizations, including NAMA, submitted joint comments to EPA last week in support of the existing registration for phosphine. The group told EPA that phosphine is important for effective sanitation and pest control while “providing a rigorous element of safety for employees, downstream customers and consumers.”
To view the full letter, go to http://www.namamillers.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Phosphine-coalition-registration-comments1.pdf.
JOURNAL RETRACTS GMO CANCER STUDY
In a statement released from its Cambridge, Mass., offices on Thursday, the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology said that upon closer review of the paper published last year linking genetically modified maize to cancerous tumors in rats, editors determined that the experimental sample was too small to allow for clear conclusions.
To read the statement from the publisher, go to http://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/elsevier-announces-article-retraction-from-journal-food-and-chemical-toxicology.