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Wal-Mart joins agriculture sustainability group

Wal-MartThe world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has joined an alliance of other Fortune 500 companies, including Cargill and Kellogg Co., seeking to make agriculture more sustainable.

The Field to Market alliance was started three years ago by the non-profit Keystone Center to improve agricultural productivity and reduce the use of natural resources. It includes farm groups, grain handlers and food makers but Wal-Mart is the first retailer in the group and now its largest member. Continue reading