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Demand Reform From Tyson Foods: A Food Giant With A Massive Footprint on Forests, Climate and People.

Dear Tyson Foods,

Your company is a key driver of the irresponsible production of meat and palm oil—two of the biggest drivers of climate change.

Tyson Foods profits from a broken food system that negatively impacts human rights and our planet’s fragile ecosystems. I demand that your company change its system of production and adopt a comprehensive, responsible food policy.

The policy must include strict environmental and social safeguards for palm oil and meat production that will break its link to the destruction of rainforests, peatlands and the abuse of communities, workers and animals.

As a matter of urgency, Tyson Foods must transparently report on its efforts to curb its impact on people, wildlife and the planet. It must publish data on its contribution to rainforest destruction, carbon pollution, biodiversity loss, human and workers rights abuse and its impact on global water supplies.

Signed,

Rainforest Action Network

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Our food system is broken thanks to a handful of powerful Big Ag companies that are driving climate change and human rights abuses. For years, RAN has profiled Cargill's role in this flawed...

Our food system is broken thanks to a handful of powerful Big Ag companies that are driving climate change and human rights abuses. For years, RAN has profiled Cargill's role in this flawed system, but there are other US Food Giants that are responsible for some of the worst food system impacts, and Tyson Foods is one of them. Tyson is known around the world for its massive poultry operation, and recently RAN exposed the company for its link to Conflict Palm Oil via one of its leading brands, Sara Lee.

Tyson Foods and its global subsidiaries are one of the world's largest producers of chicken, beef, pork as well as prepared foods containing Conflict Palm Oil. It's leading brands include Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee® Frozen Bakery, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®.

Tyson Foods is one of the largest meat producers in the world with recently reported record profits over $37 billion in revenue. The food giant has unprecedented control over the U.S. meat supply and is the biggest poultry producer in the world. The system of chicken production that Tyson has built keeps farmers in a state of indebted servitude, living on the edge of bankruptcy, and takes a huge toll on the climate. 

Altogether, our industrial system of agriculture is driving roughly one third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, largely from tropical deforestation/land conversion for livestock and commodity feed crops, methane emissions from the prevalent industrial/factory farming model of animal production, and food sector emissions like manufacturing processed foods. 

Corporations like Tyson Foods, through its factory farm industrial model of production, is driving runaway climate change, increased levels of corporate control, high levels of food waste, forest loss and fragmentation, soil erosion, water scarcity and pollution, loss of biodiversity - both genetic diversity of crops and threatened extinction of key species, food insecurity, and racial inequity. 

Take action with RAN to demand that the biggest and most egregious global food producers, starting with Tyson Foods, adopt a comprehensive palm oil and meat sector policy. Tyson Foods must transparently report on its efforts to curb its impact on people, wildlife and the planet. It must publish data on its contribution to rainforest destruction, carbon pollution, biodiversity loss, human and workers rights abuse and its impact on global water supplies.

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