Young adults' lack of food knowledge

A fifth of young adults think fish fingers are actually made out of the non-existent limbs of the aquatic animal, according to a new study carried out by Rowse Honey.


A fifth of young adults think fish fingers are actually made out of the non-existent limbs of the aquatic animal.

A new study carried out by Rowse Honey has discovered a large proportion of people aged between 16 and 24 are unaware of where their food actually comes from.

Ian Ainsworth, Managing Director of Rowse Honey, said: "Our research shows that as a nation, we're very naive about where our food comes from."

The results also flagged up that one in seven of the participants believed potatoes grew on trees, rather than in the ground, and had no idea lamb comes from sheep.

The study also shows that people have lack of knowledge about honey bees as one in eight believe farmers have to "squeeze" the insect to get the sweet food from them.

Mr Ainsworth explained: "The humble honeybee is responsible for pollinating a third of the food that we find on our plates, yet more than two thirds can't tell the difference between wasps, bees and honeybees.

"It's shocking that six per cent of Brits mistakenly think that honeybees are pests and a quarter would actively try and kill them if they found them in their room."

However, it seems that ignorance is bliss as almost one in five of young adults taking part in the study claimed they didn't need to know where the food they eat comes from.

And it seems the remainder blame their parents as more than a fifth of mothers and fathers lie to their children about the origin of their food because they don't know the answer.

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