NBC News faced a growing backlash on social media Tuesday after the ‘Today’ Show suggested Americans “forego the Turkey” this Thanksgiving because it “tends to be the most expensive thing on the table.”
“Perhaps forego the Turkey… I know that is the staple of the Thanksgiving meal. However, some people think Turkey is overrated. It tends to be the most expensive thing on the table. Maybe you do an Italian feast instead,” said the host.
Users on social media pushed back Monday after the St. Louis Federal Reserve bank urged Americans to eat soy instead of Turkey this Thanksgiving dinner because it’s less expensive and “provides twice as much protein.”
From the FRED Blog: A Thanksgiving dinner serving of poultry costs $1.42. A soybean-based dinner serving with the same amount of calories costs 66 cents and provides almost twice as much protein https://t.co/qmyjwZd7aU pic.twitter.com/pHv3ZR9o6u
— St. Louis Fed (@stlouisfed) November 20, 2021
From the Federal Reserve Blog:
Now for the main course: turkey (i.e., poultry) or tofurkey (i.e., soybeans)? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, roasted turkey has almost 3 times the caloric value and 1.5 times the protein value of an equivalent serving of fried tofu by weight. Between 1990 and the time of this writing, the average global price of poultry has been 6 times higher than the price of soybeans.
As of the third quarter of 2021, a hearty Thanksgiving dinner serving of turkey costs $1.42. A tofurkey (soybean) dinner serving with the same amount of calories costs $0.66 and provides almost twice as much protein. Keep in mind that this plant-based meal would be almost 3 times larger by weight than the poultry-based meal and may either keep you at the dinner table longer or provide you with more leftovers. Of course, our calculations here don’t include the time value, energy costs, and additional ingredients required to cook the meals.
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BIDEN on ???: ‘We’re Posed… It Can Be Done… To Light Up the Path, I’m Taking Too Much Time’
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled campaign from his Delaware basement this week; bizarrely admitting he’s “taking too much time” to get to the point.
“I believe this with every fiber of my being… We’re posed, what I’ve proposed, it can be done, I think we’re in a position to really make it happen!” said Biden.
He has zero clue what he’s saying.pic.twitter.com/xbgIpjyIvb
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) July 8, 2020
“Critical laws… On politics, look, yes, I’m taking too much time,” he added.
Watch Biden’s bizarre video above.
BIDEN on ???: ‘What Kind of Country Are We Going to Be with 4 More Years of George??’
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled basement campaign over the weekend; apparently warning the country of the dangers posed by “four more years” of “George.”
“What kind of country are we going to be?” asked Biden alongside his wife Dr. Jill Biden. “Four more years of George, uh, he uh, we’re going to find ourselves in a position where that if Trump is gets elected we’re going to be in a different world!”
WATCH: Joe Biden confuses President Trump with George Bush.
"4 more years of George, uh, George…" pic.twitter.com/Zzt2brIaYS
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) October 26, 2020
Watch Biden’s bizarre comments above.