Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Quote of the Day II: The Walmart Experiment

“It’s been chaotic, with no oversight of any kind and very little scientific input, and companies just doing it in a way that benefits themselves and not the consumer. Now here comes Walmart, this massively powerful player, with yet another system. The question is, in the midst of all this clutter of competing systems, how helpful its approach is likely to be.”

-- Kelly D. Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University on Walmart's efforts to label "Great for You" foods in its grocery stores. (Story is here in the NYTimes.)

(Note: Fact is that Walmart, the Evil Empire of national retail, is doing something positive--or trying to--and maybe we should say so. A lot of companies are lying to us about the nutrition in their foods, but this effort seems sincere. We'll see.)

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