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Sustainable Eating This Thanksgiving

turkey-125.jpgIf you are looking for a few green tips this holiday season, check out Green Guide writer Eliza Barclay’s new story on returning to green and grateful this Thanksgiving.

We often hear that going vegetarian is the single best thing you can do to help the environment. Well, it may be true. But if you can’t give up meat, and the traditional Thanksgiving bird, try a heritage breed turkey. Even though they are still domesticated livestock, heritage breeds help increase biodiversity, and are a good alternative to homogeneous and antibiotic-filled factory-farm birds. And chances are you can find one from a relatively local farmer, which will help you cut down on your food miles and the associated carbon emissions.

Find a local breeder using Local Harvest’s Web site.

For more on environmentally friendly farm practices, visit National Geographic’s sustainable agriculture Web site.

and if you’re traveling this Thanksgiving, check out Barclay’s tips for fuel-efficient driving.

–Tasha Eichenseher blog-headshot.jpg


  1. John
    June 30, 2010, 6:09 am

    Well this is very informative post. Thanks for the time and effort. I am sure everyone would love it jus as me.
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  2. Linda
    June 3, 2010, 12:07 pm

    I guess they could have added a little more details about this breed. As far as I wish, going veggie is a better way.
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  3. Ca_Foreclosures
    January 22, 2010, 8:26 am

    I don’t see any deference between the regular and heritage breed turkey’s but for sure, they are both tasty,
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  4. Ca Mortgage
    January 22, 2010, 8:17 am

    I believe Heritage breed turkey’s is much more meat than regular much tender and juicy, But for me I would go for veggies than meat

  5. The Window Man
    November 25, 2009, 9:23 am

    What is the difference from regular and Heritage Breed Turkey’s then? Not much was explained here.
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