One year after announcing ambitious plans to beef up its selection of organic food, Wal-Mart has been smacked with a warning by Wisconsin trade and agricultural regulators for improperly labeling nonorganic food.
The problem lies not with the information on the foods themselves, which, in compliance with USDA regulations, can only use the word organic if made with at least 95 percent organically produced ingredients. But Wal-Mart, perhaps accidentally (yeah, right), has been putting up misleading shelf signage that sometimes erroneously IDs what customers are buying.
Caveat emptor and all that, but you know what really grinds my gears? Wal-Mart is buying the crappiest of the crap organics anyway, the stuff made on factory farms and with questionable imported ingredients. It has to trick you on top of that? Well, the next time I shop at Wal-Mart I’m going to give those greeters a piece of my … oh, wait. That’s right. I don’t shop at Wal-Mart. Now I remember why.