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Inflation is so high they now want us to eat soybeans on Thanksgiving

Inflation isn’t that bad if you’re just willing to settle for less.

And on Thanksgiving, that means no turkey.

Seriously. The St. Louis Fed tweeted a blog post on Saturday that it is much more affordable to eat a soy meal than a turkey meal.

Here’s what the blog says:

Now for the main course: turkey (i.e., poultry) or tofurkey (i.e., soy)? According to the US Department of Agriculture, roast turkey has nearly 3 times the caloric value and 1.5 times the protein value of an equivalent serving of fried tofu by weight. Between 1990 and the time of this writing, the average world price of poultry was 6 times the price of soybeans.

In the third quarter of 2021, a hearty serving of Thanksgiving dinner turkey costs $ 1.42. A tofurkey (soy) dinner with the same amount of calories costs $ 0.66 and provides almost twice as much protein. Keep in mind that this plant-based meal would be almost 3 times the weight of the poultry meal and could either keep you at the table longer or provide you with more leftovers. Of course, our calculations here don’t include the value of time, energy costs, and the extra ingredients needed to cook meals.

The impetus behind this is Bidenflation. The price of turkey is up more than 24% from a year ago, according to the Ministry of Labor. The price of an average meal compared to Thanksgiving is up 14%, the Farm Bureau said last week.

Not to be outdone, NBC aired a segment this weekend advising Americans to consider giving up turkey for Thanksigivng.

“Maybe give up the turkey,” NBC’s Vicky Nguyen said. “Some people think turkey is overrated. It tends to be the most expensive thing on the menu. Maybe have an Italian feast.

Extra bonus: You can reduce your costs by scaring away your friends and family.

“If you tell everyone that you are not going to eat turkey, some guests may drop out and that will also save money,” Nguyen said.

So this is what progressivism has reduced in 2021: Americans should settle for less and settle in long solitude. Sharing prosperity with our posterity is a thing of the past. Eat soy. Alone.



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