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Photo Of The Day: Before The War On Christmas, There Was The War On Thanksgiving

Roosevelt Thanksgiving

Franklin D. Roosevelt celebrating what critics called “Franksgiving.” Image Source: The Huffington Post

When thinking about how the United States is divided over holiday issues, the manufactured “War on Christmas” is easily the first thing that comes to mind. But back in 1939, the government actually was trying to change a holiday – but that holiday was Thanksgiving.

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Photo Of The Day: Meet Your 2015 Presidentially Pardoned Turkey

Tom One Gets The Pardon

Tom One is chosen as the next turkey to be pardoned by the president at Foster Farms in Modesto, Calif. Image Source: The Modesto Bee

An outgoing personality, fluffed up good looks and knowing how to strut your stuff can get you a presidential pardon—take Tom One for example, a Foster Farms turkey chosen for the presidential turkey pardoning of 2015 in front of a group of 5th graders in Modesto, Calif. The annual presidential turkey pardoning is one of America’s most bizarre holiday traditions, right up there with Groundhog Day, but with more big business and less history. Despite the news media covering the event as if it’s as American as the constitution, turkey pardoning has a relatively short history.

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Photo Of The Day: Thanksgiving On The International Space Station

Thanksgiving On Iss

Russian cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov (left) and Mikhail Tyurin eating their Thanksgiving meal on board the International Space Station in 2005.
Image Source: Daily Mail

How does irradiated turkey, freeze-dried green beans, re-hydrated potatoes, thermostabilized yams, cobbler and liquid salt and pepper sound for a Thanksgiving feast? If you’re not into it, then perhaps you shouldn’t spend the November holiday on the International Space Station (ISS).

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Food Waste: How We Can Overcome The Alarming Facts And Dire Predictions

The issue of food waste has picked up some considerable buzz recently, and rightly so. The problem goes far beyond simply appreciating the food that is in front of you. In fact, food waste–which is any uneaten food or food preparation scraps from residences, businesses, and other institutions–is a serious global economic, environmental, and moral issue. The world population is projected to hit 9.6 billion by 2050. Unless food waste is reduced, we simply will not be able to feed everyone.

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