Wal-Mart to Lower Cost of Healthy Food

Thursday, January 20, 2011

First lady Michelle Obama is joining Wal-Mart to announce a major health food initiative. The super store unveiled a five-year plan to improve the quality of its food, to lower prices on produce and to open stores in underserved areas. Wal-Mart is the number one grocer in the U.S. and can have a huge impact on public health.

President of the Food Research and Action Center, Jim Weill says there is a lot that is important in this plan.

Guests:

Jim Weill

Comments [2]

Beth Bennett

What about Walmart's reputation for avoiding local taxes by working out long term plans with a town and then leaving the town before contract is fulfilled leaving alarge empty store and unemployment in its wake.
Walmart has only its own interest in mind -- not employees or customers. You need to have only shopped their once to know that waiting in line is part of the shopping experience.
Walmart rep who is talking now does not sound authentic, like a real guest. He is reading company policy. Ug

Jan. 21 2011 10:57 AM
Louise Speed from Detroit MI

So Walmart is all concerned about the health hazards of sugar and salt in snacks now? But they're happy as clams to sell unlimited assault weapons and ammunition. Any one else see any irony here?

Jan. 20 2011 10:44 AM

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