Wal-Mart Supports Locally Grown Food?
Yes, it’s true. Wal-Mart recently announced that it will carry locally grown produce in their mega stores. But what exactly does “locally grown” mean to such a large corporation? According to a Wal-Mart representative, local means statewide, so if you live in Southern California, produce could still travel hundreds of miles to reach a store’s produce shelves.
So what has prompted this shift in business practices? The corporation says they can save considerably on fuel costs, and they also understand that there is a growing desire by consumers to buy local. The full story can be viewed at www.npr.org.