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SURVEY: Children think bacon comes from a "bacon plant"

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    SURVEY: Children think bacon comes from a "bacon plant"

    A survey suggests children (age 4-7) may not know where their food comes from.
    • Over 2/3 believe that bacon comes from a plant
    • All animal-based foods were mis-identified by at least 30% of children
    • Cows, Pigs, and Chickens were said to be inedible by 77%, 73%, and 66% respectively
    • 46% of kids think French fries are animal-based
    The researchers admit that some of the survey results may be skewed merely due to the age range and lack of food knowledge of the young participants

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...72494421001584

    #2
    Foolz....its brought by kindly old elves....

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      #3
      My 5 year old knows bacon comes from a pig’s belly. Ive educated him!!

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        #4
        • Cows, Pigs, and Chickens were said to be inedible by 77%, 73%, and 66% respectively
        that tells me that Parents don’t know how to cook cows, pigs, & chickens 77%, 73%, & 66% respectively….

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          #5
          To see the world though a child's eyes... they picture the living animal, and probably think 'edible' means can you go up and take a bite out of it.

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            #6
            It doesn't? Well that explains why that bacon tree I bought never produced

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                #8
                Of course bacon comes from a bacon orchard aka trees. I’m glad somebody got things right around here finally. Ham bush is nice, but everybody knows ham comes from a box like pancakes.

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                  #9
                  Serendipity. As I'm reading this thread, I'm wearing this t-shirt. Taking into account that kids these ages also believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and cooties, this isn't really surprising.

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                  • bbqLuv
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                    Cooties are real. Scratch that.

                  • bbqLuv
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                    That t-shirt is so funny, where can I get one.
                    My wife just shook her head.

                  • WillTravelForFood
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                    Technically, bbqLuv is a vegetarian - except all the vegetables happen to be converted into something tastier by magical animals.

                    Remember, you are what you eat -- and as long as you eat those magical vegetarian animals, you too can be considered a vegetarian

                  #10
                  Well, bacon does come from a plant, aka processing facility or factory.

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                    #11
                    ComfortablyNumb being our farming expert should have the final say in this!

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