Wal-Mart recently announced that it will be buying and selling more local produce to help reduce its impact on the environment. While some are skeptical of Wal-Marts intentions, others say that because the chain is so big, it can actually help give small farmers a shot at big business. Wal-Mart is the world’s largest grocer, with one of the biggest food supply chains.
While not always the case, local produce is likely to be fresher and therefore contains fewer preservatives and chemicals than foods shipped from across the country. So one could argue that local food may also be healthier.