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Walmart's Search for Inexpensive, Nutritious and Eco-Friendly Food

Oct 08, 2014 12:23 PM EDT | By Flynna Sarah Molina
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The biggest retailer is working with new partners-DuPont, PepsiCo, Monsanto and more-to promote nutritious food production

About a decade right after making sustainability objectives, Walmart has been struggling to control the weather pollution and purchase more renewable electricity. However, the organization has altered the form of food production from other parts of the world-controlling rural pollution, promoting healthy options, advocating local farmers and exercising transparency. And the world's biggest retailer is about to begin.

Currently, Walmart exhibited food and farming during its sustainability event, while talking about emissions and energy. The organization is still far from using 100% renewable energy, and it has been one of their goals.

As of the moment, it uses roughly 24% of its power from raw energy, and its vehicles use fossil fuels. Thus, solar energy, wind and substitute fuels usually are more expensive than natural gas, oil and coal. And the brand is just starting to deliver cheaper prices to consumers.

However, when it deals with food and agriculture, the company has found the perfect spot, where its inexpensive goals is just right with the environmental and social necessities to provide safe and cheaper food to the people, utilizing less water, land and lower chemical contents.

In addition to that, the energy that is present in food sector-seed manufacturers such as DuPont and Monsanto, traders and processors such as Cargill, and names like PepsiCo Unilever, Campbell's Soup and Coca-Cola-are willing to cooperate with Walmart, which has the resources and power to promote change.

Walmart and the rest of the suppliers will be able to convert to new technologies that will assist farmers to be more efficient and providing transparency to the supply of food.

Walmart and its suppliers will focus on exercising affordability, providing food to less fortunate, nutrition and obesity, transparency and danger-free. Currently, Walmart introduced its new partner, United Suppliers, a coop of about 700 agricultural retailers all over US that sells fertilizers, seed and crop protection items. This company will conduct a program that is made to lessen nutrition and soil overflow and weather emissions, to farmers who can plan soybeans, corn canola and wheat.

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