I recently finished Fair Food (review coming soon), and it has changed my thinking a bit on the “food movement.” While I still think local answers are the best solutions to the problems with our food system, Fair Food opened my eyes to the fact that, because of the scope of the problem, we need larger players involved as well. Specifically, Fair Food talks about the sustainability efforts by Costco and Sysco.

In light of these new conclusions on my part, I found this recap of Michael Pollan’s conversation with Jack Sinclair, the executive vice president of grocery merchandise for WalMart, particularly interesting (and a bit depressing after reading about other business leaders willing to take risks for the sake of health, justice and the environment). Unfortunately, though, as the article says, “WalMart is an 800 pound gorilla that can’t be ignored [in the food debate].”

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