Sunday, June 17, 2012

Young adults in the UK don’t know where bacon comes from

UK – They might spread it on toast every morning – but if you asked 16- to 23-year-olds where butter comes from, many don’t have a clue.

And when it comes to the humble bacon sandwich, a third are unaware its meaty filling comes from a pig - with three per cent believing cows produce it.

A third are also ignorant of where we get our milk and did not know that eggs came from chickens. Fifteen per cent think they came from a crop, a Linking Environment And Farming report says.

Despite the 2,000 participants being shown a picture of a dairy cow as part of the multiple choice quiz, 59 per cent still failed to say where butter originates.

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