Whole Foods – Tell Tyson to Clean Up Meat
by: Mighty Earth
target: John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods
Industrial meat producers like Tyson are the main source of water pollution across the country, and Whole Foods is turning a blind eye. Excess manure and fertilizer pollution from the vast quantities of feed grown to raise meat is polluting local waterways in the Heartland, washing downstream along the Mississippi River until it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. This pollution is contaminating drinking water, and causing one of the largest Dead Zones on record in the Gulf.
As one of America’s largest grocery stores with a brand trusted for sustainability, Whole Foods should be holding its suppliers accountable to make meat less polluting. But Whole Foods is currently selling you meat from Tyson Foods, one of the top polluters of our nation’s waters.
Urge Whole Foods to hold Tyson and other suppliers accountable for improving agricultural practices to make meat less polluting.
For more information about Tyson’s water pollution problem, read our report “Mystery Meat II.”
Update #17 hours ago
Tyson is feeling the heat from our campaign and have pledged to improve farming practices on about half their feed acres. Unfortunately, Tyson hasn’t shared any details about how they will get that done. We’ll be delivering our petition to urge Whole Foods to demand better from Tyson this Tuesday. Please share the petition now to help us hit 100K supporters! Thanks!