Walmart goes local, supports small farmers

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farm workers - walmart supports local-produce

You know the "go local" movement has hit the mainstream when the world's largest retailer and biggest seller of grocery items in this country, announces a "global commitment to sustainable agriculture." One the company says will help small and medium-sized farmers expand and grow, reduce the environmental impact of farming, and strengthen local economies.

Those are some lofty goals, but when a company is the size of Walmart -- with annual sales of more than $400 billion -- even the smallest environmental effort can have a significant effect.

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