Pumpkin pie filling? Check. Potatoes? Check. Antibiotic-free Turkey? That's more difficult to answer. As many families across the country prepare to enjoy Thanksgiving meals, U.S. PIRG has been sending organizers to turkey farms to ask that very question and raise awareness about the threat the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms poses to public health.
Jake Peters of NMPIRG earned a spot in the local news, and was quoted on channel 4 news with the following statement: "By making the choice to use an antibiotic-free turkey this Thanksgiving, you're providing a healthier option for your family and also making sure these drugs are going to be effective for our children and generations to come."