A small number of farmers have been successfully using seeds from Walmart’s new “food plot” program to help grow the grasses they grow for sale.
The seeds are designed to mimic the soil that plants grow in the Amazon rainforest.
The program, which began in October, has already seen positive results, according to the Agriculture Department.
The seed program is funded by a $500 million investment by Walmart, which said it would make seed donations to farmers in the United States.
The company said it expects to make another $1 billion to $2 billion in seed donations from July through December.
The farm and seed company is using seeds designed to look like plants growing in the rainforest in the northern Brazilian Amazon.
The company’s project is part of Walmart’s “Food Plot” initiative, which aims to grow edible crops to feed the world’s population.
Walmart, a major US food company, has invested $8 billion in greenhouses and other greenhouses since 2013 to produce food in the Brazilian Amazon, one of the worlds largest rainforests.
In January, Walmart announced that it would buy a stake in an Amazon-based start-up to develop and market greenhouses in the country.
“The Food Plot seed program gives farmers the opportunity to grow food on land they can’t otherwise grow,” said Michelle Smith, a Walmart spokeswoman.
She said the program aims to “create a global ecosystem that supports human life, biodiversity, and livelihoods for people of all backgrounds, and to protect and restore the Amazonian rainforest for future generations.”
Walmart also said it was working with the Department of Agriculture to support the farmers who had successfully planted seeds.