What’s your turkey’s name?


Life imitates “Portlandia”.

The shot:

The chaser:

With just a week to go until Thanksgiving, it’s time to buy your turkey. But this year, you can also read about your turkey’s story with a tracker code.

Turkey trackers are being used for the first time on Jennie-O and Honeysuckle White turkeys.  They are subsidiaries of Hormel Foods and Cargill.

“I think it’s great,” said Logan Asche, of St. Louis Park. “I think it’s good to be educated on where your food comes from.”

The interactive online activity allows shoppers to plug in the “Meet Your Farmer” code found on fresh Honeysuckle White turkeys. You can find information about what farm and where the turkey came from, the family who raised it, and even things like their favorite family tradition.

Personally, I would want to know what gender my turkey identifies as, whether it has been a victim of discrimination, and what its position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is. Bonus if the turkey is from Turkey, or in fact from any other foreign developing country, and is currently undocumented.