Blog: Mummy, where do eggs come from?
Catherine Sleep | 9 December 2004
The degree to which many of today’s youngsters are ignorant about the food they eat is truly shocking. A MORI poll released last week showed that almost half of young kids in Britain think margarine comes from cows, while a third think oranges grow in Britain.
Half do not know that ham is produced from pigs, with an unbelievable third believing it comes from, ahem, chickens.
This is abominable. Good on the National Farmers’ Union for taking the initiative and lobbying the Beeb to help it educate the nation’s youngsters about the origins of food. If we don’t understand where our food comes from, how can we care about the animals involved, or the people who produce and process it? How can we begin to understand how to put together a balanced diet?
Oh dear, I am in danger of becoming one of those old bids who rant on about “the youth of today” and how they are less knowledgeable/well mannered/industrious” than we were. But really…. ham from chickens?
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