Tyson Foods Sued For Deceptive Advertising

By Ryan Boysen (July 17, 2019, 9:00 PM EDT) -- Two consumer advocacy nonprofits have sued Tyson Foods Inc. in Washington, D.C., Superior Court for misleading consumers by loudly proclaiming its commitment to sustainable practices, despite being the "second largest polluter" in the U.S. and routinely allowing the "horrific abuse" of its chickens.

In their complaint, Food & Water Watch Inc. and the Organic Consumers Association say meat processing giant Tyson uses its website, social media accounts and other avenues to portray its employees as "stewards of the animals" who are dedicated "to environmental leadership" and "protecting the planet."

In reality, the two nonprofits said in the July 10 filing, Tyson's...

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