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First Lady Michelle Obama joined Walmart on Thursday as the retail giant announced a plan to make thousands of its food products more nutritious — a move supported by her campaign to reduce childhood obesity.
Walmart is promising to work with suppliers to reduce the salt and sugar in packaged foods, cut the costs of healthful fruits and vegetables, and develop a logo that consumers can use to choose healthier items. As part of its five-year plan, the company will also build stores in areas not already served by groceries.
As the nation’s biggest grocery retailer, Walmart has the clout to potentially transform the whole food marketplace, said Obama, whose “Let’s Move” campaign is targeted at combating obesity in children.
“When 140 million people a week are shopping at Walmart, then day by day and meal by meal all these small changes can start to make a big difference for our children’s health,” said the first lady, who was joined by Walmart executives as they announced the plan at a community center in Washington, D.C….
Obama said that when she first decided to take on the issue of childhood obesity, she was skeptical as to whether it could work or whether anyone was interested in making the needed changes.
“But today, when I see a company like Walmart launch an initiative like this, I feel more hopeful than ever before that the answer to these questions is yes,” she said…
Something always welcome. Whether you evaluate capitalist economics as history or global process, the buying power and collateral market effects of a giant like WalMart can be a positive as easily a negative. This is one of the former.
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The official biography of France’s first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has revealed the presidential couple used the secret services to find out who was spreading rumours of their alleged infidelity.
According to the authors of Carla and the Ambitious, Bruni-Sarkozy openly admitted she had obtained a police report identifying the culprits, including the former justice minister Rachida Dati…
Unsubstantiated and vehemently denied rumours that both the president and his supermodel-turned-singer wife were having affairs spread around the world in March…
The authors say secret agents identified the plotters through their telephone calls and text messages and suggested the culprits tried to involve others, including a lobby group and a “VIP guru”. Believing Bruni-Sarkozy was the president’s “weak link” and an easy target, they aimed to persuade the president’s previous wife, Cécilia Attias, from whom he split a few months after he was elected in 2007, to return.
Le Parisien newspaper said that as soon as she had the report in her hands, Bruni-Sarkozy called her predecessor, who now lives in New York, informing her: “Madam, I have to tell you that two people with who you are in contact are behaving in an unacceptable manner towards us … I am not talking about suspicious or malicious gossip. I have a police report that you are welcome to see. I know you have nothing to do with them but I suggest you keep away from them.”
Darmon and Derai say police examined the phone records of several well-known “personalities” suspected of being involved in spreading the rumours.
At least our most famous sleazy president – “I am not a crook” Nixon – focussed his illegal searches on those his dim paranoid brain identified as political enemies.
Sarkozy and the First Babe are strung out over rumors of who is sleeping with whom.
Har! You’d think he claimed to be born in Corsica – or Hungary.