Federal Reserve Nudges Americans To Swap Turkey For Soy At Thanksgiving

Federal Reserve Nudges Americans To Swap Turkey For Soy At Thanksgiving


In a bizarre tweet, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis suggested that soy is a more economically efficient Thanksgiving meal option than turkey.

“A Thanksgiving dinner serving of poultry costs $1.42,” said a tweet discussing a Federal Reserve Economic Data blog post. “A soybean-based dinner serving with the same amount of calories costs 66 cents and provides almost 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

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The blog post likewise emphasizes the nutritional benefits of soy:

Now for the main course: turkey (i.e., poultry) or tofurkey (i.e., soybeans)? According to the

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