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Letter from the Editor: Wal-Mart and organics

publication date: Sep 30, 2006
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When it announced last spring that it was going to double its organic food offerings. “Wal-Mart’s Organic Bomb!” screamed one publication. “The Organic Offensive” another labeled it, drawing out the war imagery. There followed a great outpouring of discussion by everyone vaguely related to the organic food business. Many people, especially those in the farm sector, voiced the opinion that this was a terrible turn of events that would lower organic standards and hurt the farmers who pioneered organic production.

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