08 NOV

CEO of largest US chicken producer on sustainability: ‘Big food has to get in the ballgame’

Sustainability is a hot topic across industries, but Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes told CNBC that even major food producers like his have to step up to the plate.

“Here’s the issue: If we’re going to feed nine and a half billion people around the world by 2050, we have to be part of the solution. Big food has to get in the ballgame,” Hayes told “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer when asked about sustainability efforts. Tyson is the country’s largest chicken producer and has a large share of the beef and pork markets. As a start, the company recently eliminated the use of antibiotics in all of its chicken products.  Read more

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