If you want more protein in your diet, you’re not alone.

In fact, 60% of consumers are actively adding more protein throughout the day and 55% of consumers say high protein is important in deciding what to buy.

Not to mention, by 2050 global food systems will need to double protein production to meet the needs of almost 10 billion people. The increased demand is being driven by population growth and improved economic conditions in parts of the world.  

Just in the next five years, it’s estimated more than 90% of protein consumption growth will occur outside the U.S., mostly from Asia. That’s a projected global increase of about 45 billion pounds across beef, pork and chicken. 

Tyson Foods’ U.S. produces about 20% of the chicken, beef and pork in the U.S. Meanwhile, global demand is expected to increase 10% over the next five years. If our global share of production were equivalent to our U.S. share, that could be over a 100-billion-pound opportunity.

We believe we have the capabilities to capitalize on this opportunity. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Our scale: We sell across all channels including consumer products, foodservice and international. We also have the resources to continue investing in consumer insights and innovation, our supply chain and new technology.
  • Our diverse portfolio: We offer choices. We produce a variety of beef, pork, chicken, and prepared foods, as well as alternative protein products. Some of our prepared foods and value-added chicken products are sold under the most recognized brands – Tyson, Jimmy Dean and Hillshire Farm
  • Our international footprint: We’re expanding our global reach. We now have operations in 9 different nations and serve customers in 140 countries.

The bottom line is, it’s a great time be in the protein business, especially when you’re as well-positioned as we are.

That’s why we call Tyson Foods The Protein Company™.

Executive Vice Chairman at

Noel White was named president and CEO and a board member in 2018. He remained CEO until October 2020, when he became executive vice chair of the board.

Throughout his career, Noel has remained committed to growing Tyson Foods by focusing on value-added foods and international expansion. He believes doing good is good business and he is passionate about both sustainability and investing in people.

Noel brings more than 37 years of experience with Tyson Foods and its predecessor companies (including IBP, inc.). Prior to his role as CEO, Noel served as group president of Tyson’s Fresh Meats business unit. He previously worked in numerous sales, management, and company officer positions including chief operations officer, president of poultry, senior group vice president of fresh meats, senior vice president for fresh meat sales and marketing, and senior vice president, pork product management.

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Noel is a graduate of Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. He received a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in economics from Oklahoma City University.