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Baptist Group Urges Tyson Foods To Address Water Quality

Bob Allen, Baptist News Global

Michaele Birdsall
Michaele Birdsall, deputy director, American Baptist Home Missions Societies

Shareholders of Tyson Foods will vote Feb. 5 on a resolution filed by American Baptist Home Missions Societies asking the food giant to clean up its act regarding water pollution.

Environmentalists say corporate agribusiness is emerging as one of the biggest threats to America’s waterways, contributing to dead zones from the Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico and threatening the nation’s drinking water supply.

Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s largest producers of meat and poultry, adds to pollution with manure from its contract growers’ factory farm operations, fertilizer runoff from grain grown to feed livestock and waste from its processing plants.

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