22 Jul '11, 9pm

Why is Michelle Obama's Food Initiative Promoting Walmart?

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Politics and Democracy page , Health Issues page , Appetite For a Change page , Fair Trade and Social Justice page , and our Breaking The Chains page . I winced yesterday when James Gavin, chair of the Partnership for a Healthier America, said he'd like to see Walmart double its U.S. store count. He was speaking at Michelle Obama's event announcing that several retailers will open stores in "food deserts." It was a sort of half-jokey remark, but, still, in a conversation about food in America, the suggestion that Walmart should have an even bigger role in our food system is pretty disturbing. This is a company that already captures 25 percent of grocery sales nationally and more than 50 percent in some metro areas. It's remarkable the way Walmart has managed to maneuver itself on this issue. If you were to rank ...

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