Questioning Wal-Mart’s commitment to healthy food

Posted by Christine, January 23, 2011

Anna Lappé,  author most recently of Diet for a Hot Planet (Bloomsbury USA 2010) isn’t buying the latest news from corporate food:

“Walmart made big news yesterday with a press conference alongside the First Lady to announce new company commitments. Most of the mainstream media coverage of the Walmart announcement seemed to buy the company PR that it was taking valiant steps to improve the affordability and health qualities of the food it sells. Among these commitments, Walmart said it will be working with food suppliers to reduce sodium, sugars, and trans fat in certain products by 2015; developing its own seal to help consumers identify healthier products; and addressing hunger by opening Walmart stores in the nation’s ‘food deserts.'”

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