If you’ve waited ’til the last minute to buy ingredients for your Thanksgiving feast, allow us to suggest that you seek out turkeys of the organic, grass-fed, free-range, local, and/or heritage variety. Because no one’s thankful for pesticides in their gristle (or for butylated hydroxytoluene, for that matter). Apples, celery, and potatoes are all high on the best-to-gobble-organic list. And don’t forget to prepare the food safely, says food-safety expert Sam Beattie: “You do not want your family or guests ho-ho-hoing in the bathroom.” Um, wrong holiday, dude. But point taken.

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