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Why We Eat White Meat

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chicken-white-dark-meat-150.jpgFor years, white-meat loving America has been sending its unwanted dark chicken meat to Russia, and they've been sending us their breast meat. Everything was balanced, until all of a sudden Putin decided he didn't like American chicken meat. Slate looks at why we have this cultural preference in the first place, and also asks the question: what are we going to do with all these chicken thighs? [Slate]