Tell Tyson Foods: Stop Taking Food Off Our Plates!

Tell Tyson Foods: Stop Taking Food Off Our Plates!

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The cost of food has increased 10.1% on average from May 2021 to May 2022, with take-home groceries rising by 11.9%. But why?

Corporate greed.

One of the big bads responsible for taking food off our plates is Tyson Foods, one of the largest food production companies in the United States. Tyson Foods has artificially increased prices, far out-tracking inflation and increases in manufacturing costs. The company’s average prices for beef rose nearly 25% since last year, with chicken and pork prices rising 14.4% and 10.8% over the last year, respectively, with some reports saying that Tyson increased its chicken prices by up to 20.1% in recent weeks. As a result, Tyson Foods nearly doubled its profits, and while everyone is paying more for everything, most price hikes are for no other reason than to deliver higher profit margins to shareholders. 

The actions by companies like Tyson Foods are hurting all Americans, but especially Black households. Working-class households remain the most vulnerable to economic shocks; due to long-standing racial and economic inequities, Black households are more likely to spend more on necessities while also struggling economically and therefore suffer the worst effects of all economic downturns. Many Black households are forced to choose between food and housing, both essential resources that have been among the hardest hit with increased costs. This is inhumane and must stop.

Corporate greed puts all our lives at risk, and companies like Tyson Foods have too much power in a society where consumer choice is limited. That’s why we’re demanding that Tyson Foods immediately roll back its prices to pre-pandemic levels and commit to maintaining those prices for the next year. Black communities are struggling with the economic fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic, and corporate greed only serves to bleed us dry. Tyson Foods must do better. Take action today!

Here is the Petition:

Donnie King,

While Tyson Foods continues to hike its prices, Americans are struggling.

The actions by companies like Tyson Foods are hurting all Americans, but especially Black households. Working-class households remain the most vulnerable to economic shocks; due to long-standing racial and economic inequities, Black households are more likely to spend more on necessities while also struggling economically and therefore suffer the worst effects of all economic downturns. Many Black households are forced to choose between food and housing, both essential resources that have been among the hardest hit with increased costs. This is inhumane and must stop.

We demand that Tyson Foods immediately roll back its prices to pre-pandemic levels and commit to maintaining those prices for the next year. Your company can be a leader in a difficult time. Tyson Foods can and must do better. 

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