Holiday quick hits
by TP staff
Nov 25, 2009 | 3191 views | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Quick hits:

Doncha know who grows 'em? Minnesota raises the most turkeys of any U.S. state, according to the National Turkey Federation. California comes in at No. 6.

Top o' the turkey pile: Butterball LLC is the most prolific processer of U.S. turkeys, dealing with an annual live weight turkey total of more than 1.4 billion pounds.

Numbers:

273 million: The number of turkeys raised each year in the United States.

45 million: How many turkeys will be cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

17.6: The number of pounds of turkey the average American eats in the course of a year.

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victor_jm
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December 01, 2009
First, I am wary of the "average American."

Second, what is meant by the modifier "quick" in the title of this article?

Third, would the writer please share with the readers how the number of 17.6 was determined as "the number of pounds ...?"


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