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Why Some People Have Been Boycotting Amy's Kitchen
By HANNAH BEACH

Since 1988, Amy’s Kitchen has produced ready-made organic meals, and by 2001, they had added gluten-free products and were no longer using GMO ingredients. However, Amy's popularity has taken a turn for the worse since some unsavory news got out about the company's business practices.

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Amy's Kitchen fans across the country pulled back when one employee filed an OSHA complaint regarding working conditions. The allegations include "workplace injuries, hazardous conditions, unfair employee treatment, hostility from managers, and faulty machinery."

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The company's products appeal to Gen Z, so it is no surprise that this younger generation, known for its activism, would take issue with the allegations. According to Vegetarian Times, "Veganism is, in its most narrow sense, about not eating animal products, [but] many activists also consider worker justice and fair food practices part of their mission."

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Many Gen Zers are now boycotting the Amy's Kitchen brand until the company's employees have justice. In response to the allegations, Amy's Kitchen released a statement on its website saying, "We are deeply committed to listening to all of our employees and turning their feedback into action.”

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