BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart on Thursday launched a new global commitment to sustainable agriculture, saying the effort would help small farmers, provide more food for a growing global population, and encourage sustainable farming practices. “More than 1 billion people around the world rely on farming and hundreds of millions of them live on less than $2 a day,” Mike Duke, Wal-Mart president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Globally, with a booming population, food ...
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