Demand for beef is expected to increase as income levels rise and the global population grows to exceed 9bn by 2050. However, beef production is a key contributor to climate change, producing ~3 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions annually, polluting water resources, and encouraging deforestation. As the largest US fed beef packer, with beef accounting for 38% of the Company’s $37bn in sales for 2016, Tyson Foods should be focused on solutions to achieve its mission to “sustainably feed the world with the fastest growing portfolio of protein packed brands.”
Can a science & biotech organization be at the heart of reducing methane emissions from the production of beef and dairy products?
The food industry is being greatly impacted by climate change. Will Tyson be able to adapt? Is that enough to ensure its survival?