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Staff 10-25-2010 11:37 AM

Video: Wal-mart takes on deforestation
Video: Wal-mart takes on deforestation
Rhett Butler, mongabay.com
October 23, 2010
Week in Forests, Oct 22, 2010

excerpt from above:

Walmart announced new sourcing criteria for commodities closely associated with deforestation: palm oil and beef from the Amazon.

The world's largest retailer will require sustainably-sourced palm oil for all its private brand products globally by the end of 2015, a move that will provide critical support for initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of palm oil, which has been linked to large-scale deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia over the past 20 years. Walmart says the move will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5 million metric tons by the end of 2015 for its U.K. and U.S. private brand products alone.

The retail giant also said it will expand...

Equilibrium 10-25-2010 11:52 PM

Their marketing department must be working over time. First organic now slash and burn agricultural practices associated with deforestation. I don't mean to sound cynical since it's gonna take some heavy hitters like WalMart but..... I've got this little voice telling me somehow someway and someday soon.... WalMart's going to try to lower organic food standards so they can import even more from overseas.

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