Each year, EatingWell magazine recognizes a list of American Food Heroes – “visionaries who are changing the food world in innovative and meaningful ways.”

Tyson Foods is proud that one of our very own was named on the 2020 list.

Justin Whitmore, executive vice president of alternative protein, has lead acquisitions and product development to ensure Tyson is meeting the global demand for all types of protein. These ventures have not only coincided with consumer food trends but have also been instrumental in helping us build a sustainable future.

As highlighted in our 2019 Sustainability Report, Tyson made two new investments related to alternative proteins that will provide us with key insights about the emerging alternative protein industry both domestically and internationally.

EatingWell noted that, because of Justin’s leadership, many of Tyson’s plant-based offerings, including the Raised & Rooted brand, are now available in grocery stores across the nation.

Showing the world how much good food can do is possible thanks to Tyson innovators like Justin, our alternative protein team, and cross-functional business staff who build on success in new and fresh ways.   

Congratulations on this well-deserved honor.