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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:38 AM

Sysco (the company that brings you most of the food you eat) dumps gestation crates

Source: Grist


Sysco (the company that brings you most of the food you eat) dumps gestation crates
By Twilight Greenaway

Photo by Karen 2873.
Sysco — the giant, often-invisible food distributor — offers 400,000 products to the bulk of the nation’s restaurants and other institutions. It has a 17.5 percent market share, made $37 billion in sales in 2010 alone, and dispatches a cavalcade of silver trucks daily from 180 locations across the U. S.

In other words, Sysco is wholesale food in America, the same way Cargill is farming and Walmart is, well, all of retail. Or, as Salon put it back in 2009, Sysco has “come to monopolize most of what you eat.” So when the company changes a policy — like it announced it was doing on Monday, when it pledged to do away with meat from pigs raised in gestation crates — there is bound to be a striking ripple effect.

In a statement to the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), the company wrote: “Sysco is committed to working with its suppliers to create a gestation crate-free supply system, for the good of all. Like many of our customers, we’re going to work with our pork suppliers to develop a timeline to achieve this goal.”

Read more: http://grist.org/factory-farms/sysco-the-company-that-bring-you-most-of-the-food-you-eat-dumps-gestation-crates/



http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2012/07/sysco_gestation_crates_072312.html

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kpete Jul 2012 OP
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sinkingfeeling Jul 2012 #2
greyl Jul 2012 #3
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robinlynne Jul 2012 #6
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:43 AM

1. Whoa.

That is going to cause a ripple effect.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:51 AM

2. Excellent. Sysco is huge in the restaurant industry.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 10:04 AM

3. That headline is from the future. It hasn't happened yet.

When or if it does, Sysco will still be a shitty company.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 10:06 AM

4. just do it, Sysco (terrible food, BTW)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:41 PM

5. Kudos to Sysco, nice to have good news for a change, may it spread far and wide!

K & R for enlightenment for a better and healthier future!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:56 PM

6. I love the humane society. It must have been thier pressure that made this happen. and peta.

Sysco didnt get nice on their own.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:58 PM

7. K&R

- Yum-yum.....

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