National Black Farmers Association President Calls Out PepsiCo For ‘Bullying Discrimination’

However, on the other side, the brand claims it has remained committed to Black representation within the agricultural supply chain.

According to a statement provided to AfroTech, a PepsiCo spokesperson wrote:

“It is incorrect to equate PepsiCo’s decision not to pursue a further relationship with John Boyd with a lack of interest in working with the members of the NBFA or Black growers in general. Unfortunately, despite our repeated requests made of John Boyd, we were unable to meet with or assess the operational capabilities of NBFA members.”

“As part of our Racial Equality Journey, PepsiCo remains committed to increasing Black representation in the agricultural supply chain and working to improve the efficiency, and sustainability of Black growers,” they continued in a statement.

Editorial Note: This piece has been edited on Jan. 29 at 11:12 a.m. CT to provide clarity and reflect statements from PepsiCo. 

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