Tyson Foods, in its over 80 years of operation, has had a hugely negative impact on our food system.
Tyson Foods profits off the cheap land and cheap labor that grease the wheels of the industrial food complex, specializing in the production of packaged “food” made with Conflict Palm Oil and factory farmed meat. Tyson Foods and its global subsidiaries are one of the world’s largest producers of chicken, beef, and pork––entirely raised and processed in industrial operations.
It’s also well known for its popular “prepared foods,” like Sara Lee baked apple pies, which contain Conflict Palm Oil. As the parent company of numerous sub-brands, including Snack Food 20 laggard Hillshire Brands, it markets leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee® Frozen Bakery, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®.
Palm oil is an ingredient in at least 36 Tyson products.
Join me – give up chicken. If you can’t do that – buy only local, free range, organic fed.