Supermarket Turkey vs. Wild Turkey [Infographic]

Today’s turkey-lover has two choices: there is the turkey most Americans purchase in supermarkets — an artificial product of careful breeding and industrial farming methods. And then there’s the wild turkey, which hasn’t evolved all that much since the first Thanksgiving. 

They’re related, but as many Thanksgiving dinners have a way of reminding families across the country each year, each one is unique and whichever you prefer, it’s always smart to respect the differences.

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Yoon Dat Yong
Yoon Dat Yong

The turkey whisperer said u guys go to church and sing Peace on earth and mercy mild....Then u guys go slaughter the turkeys.

Lanny Schiele
Lanny Schiele

Wild turkeys taste better... mine just costs me my license and a 12 guage shell.

Anna Freedman
Anna Freedman

Greater Boston area is inundated with wild turkeys. They stop traffic, attack and hurt people and are literally everywhere. But law enforcement cannot touch them because they are a protected species. Thoughts?

Gustavo Linzan
Gustavo Linzan

Supermarket turkeys are giving tons of processed foods with chemicals to increase the rapidity of growth. This is why an adult 'wild' turkey is dark feathered while a 'super market' turkey is white feather; it gains a larger size, weight, and girth at an adolescent age.

Scott MacDonald
Scott MacDonald

I'm equally Thankful We didn't take Benjamin Franklins advice and choose the Wild Turkey as our National Bird!!! ... Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Alex Attanasio
Alex Attanasio

Awesome, so when I see them in Congress I'll be able to tell the difference.

Jay
Jay

Nice how nuclear cooling towers that emit steam are used to show CO2 emissions.

Ed Fox
Ed Fox

And you worry about Genetically Modified foods? Organic? Really?

Jim Robie
Jim Robie

Well, the girl you bring home to meet Mom doesn't look anything like the typical girls in the wild. Same process?

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