January 13th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Despite announcing efforts to focus on bringing healthier food to the nation’s expanding food deserts, Walmart is reportedly also focused on increasing the number of fast food outlets located inside the giant retail locations.
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December 20th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
They say everyone has a perfect match somewhere in the universe—a soul mate, if you will. And the equally beloved and scorned Twinkie may have just found its knight in blue Greeter apron: Wal-Mart.
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August 4th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
As the battle over labeling genetically modified foods heats up in California with Proposition 37 scheduled for a November vote, news that Wal-Mart will begin selling Monsanto’s GMO sweet corn adds more fuel to the fire.
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August 1st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A four-month long investigation by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals documented serious cruelty and neglect of pigs at one of Wal-Mart’s biggest pork suppliers.
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February 8th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
In an effort to connect its customers with healthier food options, Wal-Mart—the world’s largest retailer—is preparing for a Spring launch of a signature icon that will appear on its private label products and in the produce sections throughout the chain’s stores.
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January 25th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Michelle Obama is on her way to becoming better known as a gardener, beekeeper and health advocate than the First Lady. Her Let’s Move! Campaign led to the President signing the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 just over a month ago, which is focused on providing nutrition platforms to improve the health of students by eliminating nutritional deficiencies and risks for diseases including childhood diabetes and obesity.
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June 9th, 2010 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
I’m not a Wal-Mart fan. It’s a big “evil” corporation – although I buy my crazy pills there, because they’re super cheap – but Wal-Mart isn’t all bad.
According the Organic Cotton Market Report 2009, Wal-Mart, along with Nike and Target, are major buyer of organic cotton.
This contributes to the global retail sales of organic cotton jumping to $4.3 billion in 2009, from $3.2 billion in 2008.
And this isn’t new news for Wal-Mart, since 2005, Wal-Mart has been in the top five brands and retailers using organic cotton; number 5 in 2006, number 1 in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and number 4 in 2009.
Nice work Wal-Mart. Not too long ago South Park spoofed Wal-Mart for being an unstoppable force crushing local neighborhoods under the weight of their tremendous bargains and low-priced merchandise.
No doubt this supports estimations that global sales of organic cotton will reach $5.1 billion in 2010, and then $6.0 billion in 2011.
Image credit: In Search of Clarity
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