06 Oct '11, 7pm

Solid account in Grist of my somewhat frustrating Edible Education session with Wal-Mart tuesday.

Solid account in Grist of my somewhat frustrating Edible Education session with Wal-Mart tuesday.

From left to right: Michael Pollan, Walmart's Jack Sinclair, Jib Ellison, Walmart's sustainability consultant, and Edible Education co-teacher, Nicki Henderson. Photo by Irene Florez. You can read her article about the event on Oakland Local. Like or not, Walmart is a force to be reckoned with in the food world. The biggest grocery retailer in the U.S. is now said to control between 20 and 30 percent of the American food market. Reformers looking to improve our food system increasingly understand that -- much like China in the climate debate -- Walmart is an 800-lb. gorilla that can't be ignored. This understanding helped fill a packed auditorium for a UC Berkeley class called Edible Education 101 earlier this week, where Michael Pollan interviewed Jack Sinclair, the executive vice president of grocery merchandise for Walmart. (The class, co-taught by Pollan and People's G...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/food/2011-10-06-walmart-allergic-to-...

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