Leaf survey finds an eggstraordinary lack of knowledge among young
A survey has found that less than half of young people in the UK know that butter comes from dairy cows and a third don’t know that eggs come from hens.
As reported in The Independent, the shocking statistics were the result of a poll by Leaf (Linking Environment and Farming) as part of which 2000 young adults were asked to link images. Over a third didn’t make the association between bacon and pigs and among the other scary stats are the ones showing that 7% linked milk to wheat and 11% linked eggs to wheat or maize…
Perhaps these youngsters could do with a day down on the farm? Leaf’s Open Farm Sunday is today and a great opportunity for us all to reconnect with where our food comes from.
One SRA Member doing great things to help educate young people is Bristol-based Friska. Two Star Sustainability Champions and winners of the Society category in the 2012 SRA Awards, Friska founded the Good Food Network, a schools programme that aims to inspire children about the benefits of a healthy diet and learn about local producers and suppliers. To date, the Good Food Network has visited 24 schools in the Bristol area.