What the…? Wal-mart supporting local produce

Via Todd Mayville
on Jul 2, 2008
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In order to keep prices down, Wal-Mart is opting to purchase more and more of its produce locally, which they define as anywhere within a specific state’s borders. The move is due to rising fuel prices combined with an attempt to green its image. On the one hand, the optimist in me wants to see this as a good thing for local farmers across the country, but then I worry for those farmers that will have to deal with Wal-Mart and their drive for the lowest price possible.

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About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


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