The brilliant 19th century inventor was motivated by two world-changing goals; to create a healthier alternative to butter — and to create a foodstuff that would cling so stubbornly to the roof of one's mouth speech would be nearly impossible.
You would think the turkey would have long since escaped the prison of human exploitation. Why? Because it is inedible. Surely Mother Nature herself is puzzled by Turkey’s victimhood, having deliberately designed the thing to discourage predation.
Thanksgiving is a very deliberate opportunity to consciously — even awkwardly — stop the clock and embrace the plain fact: there is love. We give thanks for each other. Prosperity is in the eye of the prosperous.
The numbingly academic-sounding "10% Rule of Energy Transfer" keeps nearly a billion fellow Earthlings starving on their feet. Plants are more than leafy amusements for the windowsill. Plants can end global starvation. This is simple biophysics. It's now a question of will.
Boil them, mash them, stir fry them, or hysterically beat them with the family broom. Here is a short list of vegetables which, when seen in a poorly lit room, can make otherwise reasonable people scream. Even the other vegetables are traumatized by them.