We all know the saying: less is more. While it is not usually a Thanksgiving party, it seems to be…
We all know the saying: less is more. While it is not usually a Thanksgiving party, it seems to be a mantra that keeps growing for American eaters, according to new reports on poultry trends.
Bloomberg reports that smaller turkeys are bursting in large years, noting that inventories of whole hens are down, buyers can handle smaller birds from grocery stores, and some breeders even develop a specific type of six pound turkey (not yet for sale) .
Experts suggest that smaller family sizes, alternative gastronomic interests and increased willingness to avoid food waste can be the reasons for the new trend. (So, yes, this can also be hanged for millennia.)
“People start to understand that it is not natural to grow turkeys up to 30 pounds,” says Ariane Daguin, the food company D & Artagnan LLC, to Bloomberg. [1
9659005] On Thanksgiving, as many as 45 million turkeys are killed for the annual festivities. But turkey has become slightly less popular over the years, with vegetarian and vegan alternatives growing, the American palate develops and households are decreasing. And as Daguin noted, the first thanksgiving was as likely to have a turkey as a turkey – which makes the traditional bird less of a coin of the moment than we may have thought of over the years.
Just do not tell it for turkey that will be forgiven at the White House this year.