November 24, 2003

Mmmmm. Turkey

I'm no PETA member, but I thought it only fair to include a link to this story this week.

Yeah, it tells about the poor treatment of turkeys. Perhaps that's not enough to get you not to eat turkey this holiday season. I know it isn't going to stop me. But the article makes a couple of other good points. Our Thanksgiving turkey is less and less tasty as a result of breeding and treatment. More importantly, it's not genetically diverse, perhaps to the point that an emerging disease could wipe out the turkey industry.

Will there ever be a large enough market to support healthier turkey growing practices?

Coming later in the week, the way to make mashed potatoes so that you forget all about turkey. (story via NYT, tip via Jim C)

Posted by James at November 24, 2003 11:28 AM
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