From the Forums: The Truth Behind the Turkey

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TreeHuggerForever wants to rethink Thanksgiving:

Growing up, along with the stuffing and the cranberries, most of were also fed lies each Thanksgivng...Imagine if kids knew the truth: that our country was founded on greed, lies and taking what wasn't ours...I love Thanksgiving, but maybe we need to have a different meaning behind this holiday...This holiday is simply a harvest festival, and a day in which to reflect on all that we are thankful for, and perhaps express our gratitude to those we take for granted. It's a day of loved ones coming together to share a feast, a symbol of bounty that can reflect on the bounty in our lives.

So what do you think? Is it time to redefine what Thanksgiving's all about? Join the conversation.

And don't worry: no one's saying get rid of the mashed potatoes.

Plus, check out TreeHugger's guide to keeping Thanksgiving green.

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