Sunday, January 24, 2010

British Youth Believe Oats Grow on Trees, Bacon Comes from Sheep

A study of 800 children and adults conducted by the Home Grown Cereals Authority and the National Farmers' Union found that over 25% of Britons under the age of 16 believe bacon comes from sheep, and nearly 30% believe oats grow on trees. 17% of both children and adults thought eggs were an essential ingredient in bread, though that seems like an error almost anyone could make, especially those who do not cook.

The president of the National Farmers' Union noted that more than half of Britain's groceries come from UK-based farms, yet a significant portion of the populace is "unable to make that connection."

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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