domestic turkey is like eating corn, and corn by-products. force fed to fatten, and then slaughtered. (don't get me started on grain (corn) fed beef)
Archer Daniels Midland, and Carghill (the Industrial Food Chain!!) thank you for keeping them in business...
look up the agricultural food bills that are only coporate welfare. Family farms see NOTHING!
"IN DEFENSE OF FOOD
Michael Pollan. Penguin Press, $21.95 (232p) ISBN 978-1-59420-145-5
In his hugely influential treatise The Omnivore's Dilemma, Pollan traced a direct line between the industrialization of our food supply and the degradation of the environment. His new book takes up where the previous work left off. Examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of health, this powerfully argued, thoroughly researched and elegant manifesto cuts straight to the chase with a maxim that is deceptively simple: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." But as Pollan explains, "food" in a country that is driven by "a thirty-two billion-dollar marketing machine" is both a loaded term and, in its purest sense, a holy grail."
Read it if you dare. it WILL change your life. Read it only if you want to save your life.
I was at a one of his talks last week in Maine, moving and passionate.
My wife and I went off the industrial food chain in august '08. the only things we buy at the "grocery store" are toilet paper, and wine.
All of our meats are purchased at a local farm, where they are all 100% grass fed, and within 10 miles of my house.
Beef, Pork, Chicken, Duck, Veal and Lamb. all local, and all fed grass.
We go to 2-3 farmers markets a week, and only buy what is in season. I have 9 cold frames out, and we are still harvesting brussel sprouts, broccoli, carrots, and cold tolerant lettuce and spinach. I am in zone 4, (Maine) and I am making it work.
My wife and I both work 40+ hours a week, and purchase NO prepared food. We make pasta from scratch, as well as homemade breads and rolls. We went through the cupboards and tossed all of the corn, and corn supplements (malto dextrin, xantham gum, high fructose corn syrup), as well as soy (another subsidized commodity crop).
and anything that is hydrogenated...ANYTHING! including frigging crisco.
(margarine is only one molecule away from plastic, but "they" claim it is good for you, or at least better than the evil butter. (BULLSHIT)
There IS a HUGE difference between nutrition, and food.
"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."