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It is Thanksgiving today, which means we will have few American readers, mainly because they are likely to be far more busy eating turkeys – some 45 million are expected to be eaten today; an impressive display of the country’s appetite for fowl, especially given the fact that the average weight of a turkey has risen from 6kg in 1929 to 13.6kg today! [On the basis of which, The Economist calculates that in just 150 years turkeys will be same size as humans] So how do all those turkeys get from producers’ facilities (in whatever form they may be, we hesitate to suggest they are simply farms) to the country’s tables? This article from Logistics Viewpoint reveals all.

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