1) Prepare a delicious spread
2) Overeat to your heart’s content and
3) Plop on the couch and let turkey comatose wash over you.
As awesome as this tradition may be, our modern Thanksgiving is a far cry from the original feast our ancestors devoured long ago, and the science behind your meal may not be as savory as its seems.
It’s widely known that, to meet the demands for holiday dinners, the industry uses selective breeding and hormone injections to make turkeys so big-breasted that they can barely stand on their own or even mate. Luckily, many turned-off consumers started gobbling up organic, free range chickens that aren’t subject to genetic modification, but the buck doesn’t stop here.
According to a recent article by PopSci, every dish, from the turkey down to the last sweet morsel of pumpkin pie, is genetically altered. (And vegetarians, don’t get on your high horse–your ToFurkey ain’t so sweet either).
Don’t get me wrong, no one is going to be more stuffed than me this Thanksgiving (did someone say stuffing?). But it never hurts to get the Truth behind the Turkey and the Science behind your Servings.