More than 240 million turkeys were raised in the U.S. last year. The size of the consumer market has led to significant changes in how turkeys are created and raised, with the majority of fowl being genetically modified to produce more mass, more quickly. This infographic takes a look at the anatomy of a genetically modified bird. Read the details for yourself — and consider an organic option this year, or better yet, skip the turkey altogether.


Correction: This post was previously titled The Anatomy of a GMO Turkey. However, the content describes factory farmed turkeys, which are common in North America, and not GMO birds, which are not available for consumption in the United States.


Anatomy of a Genetically Modified Turkey


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