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Seven Questions for Turkey Day

In preparation for tomorrow’s big day, I offer you a selection of articles on the theme of turkey science:How did the turkey in my oven get so big? Should I have bought a Heritage bird (and what is a Heritage bird anyway)?How do white meat and dark meat differ? Should I worry that turkeys are give...

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In preparation for tomorrow’s big day, I offer you a selection of articles on the theme of turkey science:

How did the turkey in my oven get so big?

Should I have bought a Heritage bird (and what is a Heritage bird anyway)?

How do white meat and dark meat differ? Should I worry that turkeys are given antibiotics? Should I worry about hormones and steroids in my turkey?

Will the turkey make me sleepy?

And from my neighbor over at Food and Think, Smithsonian’s new food blog: Do we need to be concerned about how turkeys are treated at the farm?

At FaT you’ll also find an entire history (or eat-ymology) of the turkey. Already read up on your turkey facts? Try the turkey quiz.
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Sarah Zielinski

Sarah Zielinski is an award-winning science writer and editor. She is a contributing writer in science for Smithsonian.com and blogs at Wild Things, which appears on Science News.

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