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This week I had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour of the Lane Family Southern Orchards peach orchard thanks to my being a part of the Walmart Moms program. The Lane’s peach Orchard is a fifth generation family operation that is located in Fort Valley, Georgia, just a few hours south of my own home.Read more ›
It makes sense that when produce gets to our stores quicker and more efficiently, it will last longer when you get it home. But what may not be as apparent are all the ways that sustainability plays a role in making this happen.
For example, we’ve committed to doubling the sourcing of locally grown produce we sell in the U.S. between 2010 and 2015.Read more ›
The concept of local produce seems pretty simple: It’s fresher, tastes better and supports local communities. But there’s much more to the story. Walmart Green Room interviewed Ron McCormick, Walmart’s senior director of sustainable agriculture, to learn more about local farming.Read more ›
Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, reflect on what we’re grateful for, and, traditionally, eat a delicious dinner complete with all the trimmings. But while you’re preparing for that dinner or getting ready to make the trip to share the day with family and friends, consider how you can celebrate more sustainably — before, during, and after that hearty Thanksgiving dinner.Read more ›
Last month I joined Walmart’s Healthy Food Team at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia, where we gave an update on the company’s progress on its five commitments. We were pleased to share these accomplishments with hundreds of registered dietitians and nutrition professionals who were there, and now I’m happy to share them with you.
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