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Walmart Plans Grocery Push: Not Good for Small Farmers

Walmart Grocery Store

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  • Walmart grocery stores now make up more than half of its retail sales, and the company claims it has saved customers over $1 billion while helping farmers in the process
  • However, Walmart is uniquely positioned to actually cut small farmers’ profits, by virtue of their sheer size and market power, and may ultimately be driving food prices up
  • The vast majority of food sold at Walmart comes from industrial farms or is imported from China; sourcing your foods directly from a local farmer, instead of from Walmart, is one of your best bets to ensure you're getting food that is wholesome and that is grown in a sustainable fashion

By Dr. Mercola

Walmart grocery stores make up more than half of its retail sales, an amount that's risen significantly over the past 10 years.


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