Turkey Science

Here’s a post from about.com that you can share with your family and friends over thanksgiving dinner. What better way to explain the importance of what you do every day than to show OUR role as scientist in engineering their delicious supper.

Here’s an excerpt:
Thanksgiving is time to give thanks and eat turkey. The National Turkey Federation estimates that over ninety-five percent of Americans will eat turkey this Thanksgiving. The vast majority of turkeys consumed during the Thanksgiving holidays are domestic turkeys. For several decades researchers have been using science to build a better Thanksgiving turkey. These techniques involve selective breeding and nutrition management.

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