Tyson, which produces 1 of every 5 pounds of meat consumed in the U.S. processes about $31 billion of beef, chicken, and pork, combined. They sell billions in prepared foods under brands you already know that includes Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Ball Park Franks, Original Philly Cheesesteak, and Aidells Sausage, and distribute their products to McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, KFC, and other food-service outlets.
Under new CEO, Tom Hayes, who wants to revolutionize the global food system, the company removed antibiotics from all Tyson-branded chicken products in 2017, set out plans to slash its greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030 throughout its supply chain, expand its organic offerings and practice sustainable land management. Tyson Foods has also started its push towards “meatless” meats, with its recent investments in companies that produce lab grown meats out of cell cultures, like Future Meats Technologies, Beyond Meat Inc., and Memphis Meats Inc.
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