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October 07, 2014

Walmart Launches Program for Eco-Friendly Food Production

Retail giant Walmart announced an effort Monday to make its food sales more environmentally friendly and help customers eat more nutritious diets, reports The New York Times. As the country's largest grocer, Walmart's clout with food producers and processors could have a significant impact on sustainability issues like water use, waste reduction, and how far food is shipped, the Times says.

The company said it is working with nonprofit partners as well as major food and agriculture firms on efforts to reduce the industry's environmental footprint, improve food safety, and make it easier for consumers to find and buy healthier items.