One More Reason to Be Thankful

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Editing

If you plan to sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal this week that includes turkey, here’s one more reason to be thankful.

From a climate perspective, turkey produces far less greenhouse gas emissions than other meats like beef, pork and lamb. How much less? Feast your eyes on this infographic from the Environmental Working Group. (Sorry.)


From a health perspective, turkey is also better than red meat. According to a Harvard School of Public Health study led by Dr. Franklin Hu, replacing just one serving of total red meat with one serving of a healthy protein source was associated with a lower mortality risk: 7% less for fish;14% for poultry; 19% for nuts; 10% for legumes; 10% for low-fat dairy products; and 14% for whole grains.

So dig in and enjoy. You’re saving the planet AND improving your health. Warm wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!