Can Small Farmers Supply Wal-Mart?

Bruce Gellerman, Living On Earth, learns from Michelle Harvey, project manager at the Environmental Defense Fund, about Wal-Mart's recently announced sustainable agriculture initiatives.

Harvey: What they're going to do is expand to a greater number of locally grown farms. They're looking for opportunity to increase the number of farmers, the types of food that the farmers are growing and to really increase the diversity of sources that they have for the food that they sell in their stores around the world.

The EDF expects to play a part in making sure Wal-Marts's plans are implemented well and that goals are really being accomplished.

Additional organizations assisting Wal-Mart include the World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International and Rainforest Alliance.