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Turkey Research Geared Toward Bigger Birds, Profits

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Uploaded on Nov 19, 2010

Roughly 45 million turkeys will be served across the United States on Thanksgiving Day, November 25. But the turkey we eat today is not the same one that was consumed by the pilgrims in the 17th century. Today's turkey - large and mostly white - is the result of years of research at the US Department of Agriculture where scientists have now sequenced the genome for the domesticated turkey. Producer Zulima Palacio prepared this little-known story that many Americans might prefer not to hear.

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